Thursday letters: Speeding tickets no small matter

January 9, 2014 

— An idiot receives two speeding tickets in excess of 15 miles over the posted speed limit, which the Department of Motor Vehicles considers “serious” offenses, and his coach says “he needs to go to driving school , doesn’t he (giggle, giggle)?”

We’ve all heard that it’s better to remain silent and thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. Someone needs to suggest that Steve Spurrier adopt that as his credo.

I wonder if coach Spurrier would make the same idiotic statement if a family member was injured or killed by someone displaying a high level of stupidity at such high speeds. I have a degree from the University of South Carolina. I consider it disgusting and embarrassing to have the school represented by such behavior, and the administration doing nothing about it.

Both Clowney and Spurrier should have been removed before the bowl game, but we have no leaders who haven’t sold out to the dollar.

And to think, the University of South Carolina is considered an institution of higher learning. I guess that does not include the sports arenas.

W.G. Boyce Jr.

Charleston

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