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Kerrigan's Bad Rap

March 19, 1994

In Greg Braxton's "Skategate: And Now the Movies" (March 3), he refers to Nancy Kerrigan's derogatory comments while making a Disney World appearance as aired on NBC-TV.

I saw the NBC report that outlined Kerrigan's attitude toward the press and, seemingly , the Disney appearance where the microphones caught her sorry cracks to Mickey Mouse, who rode in the parade car with her.

When I read in The Times' Sports section that Kerrigan denied she meant criticism of Disney World and was referring to her mother's "order" that she wear her silver medal, I thought Kerrigan was covering up to retain her lucrative Disney contract. However, on ABC News, I saw tape of Kerrigan riding with Mickey that showed a totally different version of her comments that proved her case: Her unhappiness was over wearing the Olympic medal, which she considered "bragging."

The person at NBC who inserted the derogatory bias against Kerrigan deserves to be fired.

J. PORRU GREEN

Anaheim

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