The following is an excerpt of a letter that appeared in Sunday's edition of the New York Daily News in response to Jason Kidd's arrest last week for DWI, shortly after signing a contract with the New York Knicks:
My name is Lenny Rosado. I am the father of 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, who was killed because of a drunken driver on Oct 11, 2009. I took my loss and fought for tougher laws against drunken driving with children in a vehicle. A bill was passed under my daughter's name. I have a message for Jason Kidd:
I always enjoyed watching you play when you were with the New Jersey Nets and Dallas, and was excited about you signing with the Knicks. But that excitement turned into a huge disappointment after seeing your recklessness when you got drunk and got into a vehicle and crashed. ... As a so-called role model to many young kids and young adults who enjoy watching you play, this has really put a dark cloud on my perception of you.
Read the rest of letter here.