Re "Cheaters Cabrera, Colon have last laugh" (Leading Off, Nov. 6): It is a fact that Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon got caught using a banned substance during the 2012 baseball season. They were both suspended from playing baseball and their salaries forfeited. Once the suspension is over, the two are free to return to their jobs, just like any employee suspended from their job for violating work rules.
Yet Victor Contreras wants to continue to punish both players by advocating that because they cheated and were punished, they are now not worthy of returning to baseball or receiving the salaries and benefits that come along with being a working baseball player. That idea of continued punishment is not right and contrary to the American system of values.
-- Robert Gorham, Sacramento
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