In response to:

The Long Shot from the May 12, 2011 issue

In Christopher Benfey’s article “The Long Shot” [NYR, May 12], Senator Scott Brown was described as having held a basketball scholarship at Tufts University. Senator Brown has written to say that while he was indeed “recruited and had full academic and need-based aid during my time at Tufts,” he did not in fact have an athletic scholarship, since Tufts, as a Division III school, did not offer them. We welcome the clarification.