A statue for Len Bias? Not so fast

News broke today that a Maryland lawmaker was withdrawing his bill for a $50,000 statue at Northwestern High for a statue of the late basketball star Len Bias.

That bit of news went across the local sports landscape like a lightning flash.

Here’s my Washington Examiner column on why a statue with public funds on public land needs a long discussion, much less of someone who died of a drug overdose.

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Rick Snider is a native Washingtonian, long-time journalist and licensed tour guide since 2010.
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