Pro Bowl Player
That would be a public relations nightmare like in the 80’s when multiple players are caught regularly abusing recreational drugs (and I mean things like opioids, not something harmless like marijuana).The NFL is really stupid. This is what they should do.
1. Only test for performance enhancing drugs. Who cares what else the players do.
According to this logic, they couldn’t punish Ray Rice. Or Greg Hardy. We all saw the PR nightmare that turned out to be when they gave Rice only 2 games.2. Only punish players for their convictions, get out of the investigation game, you suck at it.
Well, I agree they should make things more consistent.3. Group crimes into a couple of categories, violent crimes, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol related, etc. Set up a simple chart that takes into account the severity of the crime, misdemeanor/felony and the number of times a player has been convicted in the past and have a set punishment based upon those criteria.
Yeah that’ll never work in a million years. Probably wouldn’t even be legal.4. If a team releases a player based upon a morals clause, other teams can't pick him up for 1 year, and the team that does pick them up has to forfeit a draft pick back to the team that released him.