How? How in the world did we get to a place where the NFL conducts a rigorous investigation of Richie Incognito's text messages, but lets a player knock out his fiancee and barely lifts a finger? Where Josh Gordon faces a season-long suspension for smoking too much weed, but violent felons are free to play with limited punishment. Ray Rice is the flashpoint today, but this isn't so much about Ray Rice as it is the NFL's untenable position on punishments for violence. It's an upside down NFL world. Violence against women is acceptable, words or non-violent acts are often unacceptable. It's an infuriating and stupid and indefensible double standard, the exact opposite of what should happen. Violent acts should be punished infinitely more severely than non-violent acts or words.
America is soft, God is viewed as offensive, people deserve 3rd and 4th chances, and everyone has to be equal.
quote:I can agree with that. Although some people do not deserve any second chances but some, like you said need a few.
Im all for giving people multiple chances, especially when there behavior is such it harms themselves. What Rice did is different and it sets a terrible standard.
Same thing applies to the NBA.
Choke out your coach? Punch random fan in the stands? 1 season suspension.
Tell your mistress to not advertise having sex with black guys? Banned for life.