More bad news for the NFL (Update)

Oh, my.

I think that it is important for me to say that I’m a huge NFL fan. I love the Cowboys no matter how bad they are and they are really bad this year. I love the competition and the athleticism in the NFL. I watched the Steelers get back-slapped last night against the Ravens. I love the NFL.

Greg Hardy, defensive line for the Carolina Panthers, has been convicted of domestic abuse of a girlfriend. For some reason, he is being allowed to play for the Panthers this weekend. Is the difference between Hardy and Ray Rice a video? The fact that we have a video showing Ray Rice punching out his then girlfriend means that his offense was worse? I don’t think so. Greg Hardy should be given the week off.

Adrian Peterson, possibly the 2nd best running back I have ever seen, has been indicted for reckless injury of a child. I have no idea what this really means. Did he leave a child in a hot car while he ran into a 7/11 for a Big Gulp? Did he leave a kid at home while he went to Vegas?

No matter what, this doesn’t look good for the NFL.

Update: So, Adrian Peterson thought that it was okay to go and get a switch from a tree in the backyard and hit a 4-year- old child. That was acceptable behavior in the 1960s. This ain’t the 1960s!!! It might be why so many of us from the ’60s are so screwed up.

I didn’t even mention Jerry Jones. Someone is accusing him of sexual assault. I was surprised that a woman would let him get that close. Yuck.

Finally, some good news from the NFL. Devon Still was cut from the Bengals. The team found out that his daughter has cancer and the Bengals hired Devon on to the practice squad. This move allows him to keep his insurance. The New Orleans Saints bought 100 Devon Still jerseys! I’m thinking about buying one also. The profits will benefit the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

 

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