NFL Policy Needs Stiffer Penalties for Players with Criminal Behavior

May 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Featured Columnist Brian DiTullio recently wrote a column about players who take the tougher road to become role models in the NFL. I think it was a great piece—regardless of the names mentioned or not mentioned.
It got me thinking, since the beginning of the NFL there has been a continued trend of players thinking they are above the league and the law.
I also began to wonder how it is possible for a player who killed another human being or attempted to kill a person, or someone who has caused physical harm to someone else, to be allowed back in the league to play a game that so many would relish an opportunity to play.
And to come back to make millions of dollars.
Why is it that the NFL will reward players like Ray Lewis, Donte Stallworth, and Adam "Pacman" Jones—among many others—with multi-million dollar contracts after these individuals have displayed a total disregard for life.
These are not small crimes they are committing; these ...

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