While the consensus may be that Jake Plummer's early retirement from the NFL was a little odd, he also happens to be the envy of many in that he is surrounded by a loving family and friends and is fulfilling his true passions in life. We all should be so lucky.
Rich Lechman, Lafayette, Colo.
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Your article on Jake Plummer (What Was He Thinking? Feb. 14), stirred two emotions: admiration for his talent, priorities and perspective, and bitterness over the way he was treated by the city of Denver. Plummer was the post--John Elway quarterback that Broncos Nation needed, but then it refused to accept him. It's fitting that Denver is still waiting for the second coming of Elway, while the man who may have come closest to filling that role has bid adieu and couldn't care less.
Grand Junction, Colo.
Just like his good friend Pat Tillman, Plummer has not centered his life on pleasing those around him and playing to the media. People who can't understand how anyone can walk away from millions of dollars need to take a look at the life lesson that Plummer has come to learn: Fulfillment is about being who you are, not what others want you to be.
While Plummer deserves kudos for eschewing materialism and fame, his constant utterance of f-bombs and s-bombs during his interview with SI belies his alleged decency and values. Let's hope he cleans up his act before little Roland Plummer starts picking up his habits.