Cleveland Browns

Tired of Being Confused by the NFL Rules

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 7:   Donte Stallworth #18 of the Cleveland Browns points on the field during the game against the Tennessee Titans on December 7, 2008 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
T.J. SwinneyContributor IJune 17, 2009

Answer me this. How is it that a caliber player who fights dogs loses millions of dollars two years out of football a year of this was in prison, but yet a guy who gets drunk and then makes a wise decision of driving, then has an accident and kills a man only gets maybe a four game suspension?

Only the great rules of the NFL states that a first time offense is four games, really?

I mean this is ludicrous; are we that blind?

Michael Vick ought to be raising hell right now. I am not defending anybody here, but a guy kills dogs and gets the book thrown at him, but a guy like Stallworth goes out gets drunk and kills a guy and he only gets his hand slapped?

Something has to give where we have to look at this clearly and figure out something new. I am to the point where I do not care how great of a player you are, from now on, if you can't act your role as a respected athlete, go join the Euro league and do whatever, just don't represent yourself as a great in the NFL.

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