Why the Ben Roethlisberger Suspension Is Too Harsh

April 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell simply bowed to public pressure with his six game suspension of Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger.
Many in the media have banged on Goodell over the past month or so about how his punishments have been more severe for black players, and this suspension appears to be Goodell's way of addressing the criticism.
If so, then that is plain wrong. Look, two wrongs don't make a right. Reverse racism is just as bad.
What exactly did Roethlisberger do to deserve such a harsh punishment?
He wasn't convicted of anything. And yes, while this may constitute a pattern of abuse, it's not like he murdered a bunch of dogs or killed a man.
In fact, at least legally, he did nothing.
Now, for those of you who say that the Steelers must know more because they didn't complain about the suspension, I say you are assuming.
And we all know what to assume means to you and me.
If this wasn't bad enough, now comes word that Roethlisberger may b...

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