Where Does the NFL Draw the Line Now?
- Performance Enhancing Drugs.
- Abuse of Animals.
- Domestic Abuse.
- Locker room bullying.
- Saying Racist Things.
- Child Abuse.
- Bounty Gate.
- Illegal Hits.
- (Alleged) gang alliances.
Baseball has had to deal with the following:
- Gambling by a player/manager.
- Spouse abuse (remember Brett Myers).
- Bean balls
What is the standard for whether someone plays, gets suspended or gets banned?
How do we balance forgiveness and forgetting?
Is the professional sports on-the-field workplace different from the off-the-field one? If you can help the team win the Super Bowl, will they cover for you? But if you're in the front office as a data clerk, will they fire you immediately? Should there be a difference?
Perhaps rosters and practice squads will expand, not only to address injuries, but also matters of character.
Right now, the NFL has quite a mess on its hands.