The suspensions for the players were overturned. Wow.
The NFL is having trouble looking like a league that cares about player safety, and I give up officially on them changing the image they have. (Look at my final prayer about that over here: https://sideofnatitude.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/the-ed-reed-decision-is-right/).
But now that Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith and a few more are free of suspensions, it’s done.
In all honesty, I can’t believe this. I hate this decision so much. I understand that football is a physical game, but the NFL really stands for Not For Long. And to shorten a player’s career is so – just -wrong.
I don’t care if a player only did one thing or the other or something like that. Outside the lines’ tape should’ve been enough evidence. What proved these men innocent when Sean Payton was given a 1 year suspension.
Speaking of, you do truly have to put a lot of blame on Payton. He knew it was going on. So did Paterno. He lost his job, and I truly think Payton should be fired, effective immediately.
You may say “How do you know if they did anything?” or “They’re innocent!” But if this game is going to get safer, it’s going to need to crack down hard on things like this.
Punish them, punish them somehow! Suspend them, please! Do something! Apparently, “The team’s coaches and managers led a deliberate, unprecedented and effective effort to obstruct the NFL’s investigation,” Even more reason to punish.
Wow. All I can say is wow.