Ray Rice was given a standing ovation by the Ravens DWFs when he jogged onto the practice field today.......we live in a sick society.......but I suppose after the message sent by the Ravens and NFL in the Ray Lewis murder case this seemed normal to them.....
I think Ray Rice is a pig.
But I do not think the NFL has any business suspending people for what they do off of the field.
I realize there are moral clauses in the players contracts...but I do not think their should be any.
And I understand the NFL wants to promote an image for their players...but I still do not think a company has a right to fine/suspend you based on your off field behavior. I think it can lead to a very slippery slope here companies can start having 'moral judgement panels' that monitor your movements and reduce your pay if you do not follow their personal judgement/moral standards. Maybe (in extreme cases) they (or other corporations) don't like their employees drinking too much alcohol or smoking or living together out of wedlock or being anti-Christian or believing in abortion or any number of things.
I am not saying it should be illegal for the NFL to do that...I just personally do not like it.
If the fans/sponsors are appalled by the behavior of the NFL players then they can exercise economic boycotts to force the NFL to suspend/fire players/coaches/etc..
That is the way I believe the NFL (and all businesses) should regulate morality...not by some arbitrary standards set by the owners.
Last edited by DA60; 07-29-14 at 06:00 PM.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
I also created a thread concerning the suspension of Stephen A Smith in regards to what he said on the top for those who are interested:
Thread: Stephen A. Smith SUSPENDED by ESPN for Domestic Violence Remarks (And Why It's BS) (Stephen A. Smith SUSPENDED by ESPN for Domestic Violence Remarks (And Why It's BS))
but allowing the player to return to the league to continue to play ... there is no brand protection by that action
the most that could be said is that the loss of income to the player because of the sanction might serve to dissuade other players who would otherwise engage in off-putting off-field behavior