But he has not been convicted and it is innocent until PROVEN guilty.
So what if this case drags on for a year and it turns out he is innocent? So he misses a whole year of playing for doing nothing wrong (in this example).
This is ridiculous.
Until he is found guilty (if he is), he should be allowed to play and left on the roster.
Also, say there is a playoff game and the other team cook up a scheme to get the opposing star QB out by paying a family to invent a charge. Like, the family accuses this QB of molesting their toddler (even though it is totally untrue)? So, word gets out, the team is forced by public relations to bench him for the game and the team loses as the backup QB plays like sh!t.
Then the charges are quietly dropped after the game. The family gets a big payoff, the winning owner gets millions more for advancing to the next round of playoffs (especially if they play it at home) and the star QB's reputation is permanently damaged - even though he did nothing wrong.
Is this likely? No. But it is now possible. And with playoff games worth millions to team owners in additional revenue - it is potentially, financially beneficial (if done right) to do such a thing.
And this could go for almost any sport (to a lesser financial extent).
I will say it again, innocent until proven guilty.