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ALI the draft dodger

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in response to reader comment: CASSIUS CLAY, DRAFT DODGER, NOTHING MORE, AND ALOT LESS

Submitted by sonny (United States), Jan 13, 2011 at 19:58

Several letters tore into both Ali and USA Today's choice of him as "Athlete of the Century." Said Randolph Meisei, U.S. Marine Corps Ret. of Fayetteville, Tennessee, "A hero is defined as a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. I can think of many people fitting this description, and Cassius Clay is certainly not one of them." He went on to say, "I am deeply offended, and my only hope for publication of this letter is so that I can apologize on your behalf to all the brave men and women who are serving and have served in the Armed Forces for your gross error in judgment.

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