Do It Now: Why the Dolphins Shouldn’t Wait To Cut Phillip Merling

July 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We've all seen the Miami Dolphins' front office take a lot of heat from the public this offseason. With four Dolphins players already having been arrested, the team still has not taken a strong disciplinary stance.
Phillip Merling made national headlines again on Friday, after he was formally charged with felonious aggravated battery on a pregnant woman.
After posting a ridiculously low bond of just $15,000 on Friday afternoon, Merling was back at practice.
I am neither a judge, nor a member of any jury, so it is not my place to designate his guilt or innocence. Not having seen pictures of any alleged injuries to Merling's girlfriend, for all we know, she could have invented the whole story. 
That being said, it is my firm belief that the Dolphins should release Merling immediately, regardless of the eventual outcome of his trial. 
All moral and ethical arguments aside, there are a couple of compelling reasons to consider this course of action.

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