Roger Goodell, Would You Please Stop Playing The Judge !

Yoni JanisContributor IJune 19, 2009

I am sick and tired of Roger Goodell thinking that he his above the law.

Although he as been right in most cases, Adam “Pacman” Jones, Michael Vick, and others had to be dealt with, because of the intent and number of faults that they have made.

Donte Stallworth committed a terrible crime, but a court of law decided a suitable punishment and he has paid the family (not that it could ever take the pain away), and he has done everything that was asked of him.

Now lets get the facts right, Donte left a bar (where he admitted to drinking, but was never accused of being drunk), a guy runs out of nowhere into the street, and Donte hits him.

Donte never left the scene and took full responsibility from day one.

Hasn’t he been punished enough: no license for life, 10 years of probation, and above all he will live for the rest of his life knowing he killed a human being.

He has been full of remorse from day one, took full responsibility and never tried to make excuses, and never left the bar with intent to kill.

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Time for us to have remorse since the court has dealt with the offense that he committed with no doubt. We should not be the judge.

This was a terrible accident, and if he was found with high levels of alcohol then even I would say he must never wear an NFL jersey, but instead it is time for Roger Goodell to stop playing the judge and maybe use the NFL as healing for a man who committed a tragedy, but also faced tragedy himself.


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