Rodney said everything I'd hoped he would. He took his punishment like a man, apologized for his actions, admitted wrong doing, asked for the forgiveness of children and fans. This is more than any other professional athlete in similar circumstances has ever done, and demonstrates that despite a mistake, Rodney indeed has character where it counts. He will be affected by his error for the rest of his life, losing a portion of the athletic glory that he won over 14 years of sacrifice. An NFL Hall of fame induction, justified by his on field performance, will never occur. That is significant punishment for a significant offense. His apology is heartily accepted by this fan, and I will welcome him with open arms and a clean slate when he returns.