Now I agree with most of what you wrote, here's the thing on Rothlessberger. The evidence and testimony by onsite police CLEARLY showed that Rothlessberger committed sexual assault on that girl. However sexual assault is very hard to prove without the help of the victim, and in this case so much pressure was put on that girl NOT to bring charges that she chose NOT to go forward, and probably wisely so. Its most always a no win situation for the victim. No matter how damning the evidence the defense will put your entire life into the public. Every slip, every mistake, every embarrassing moment will find it's way into the public on any high profile case. So in this case probably a "heartfelt" apology and a few dollars allowed that girl to slip back into anonymity. In the Hill case, Espinosa has clearly been told that she'd better not testify because if she does, the financial gravy train will abruptly end for her AND her 3 children to be. On the Hill matter, his clear and obvious threat to her was easy grounds for a 6 game suspension. And that is true in ANY context. Even given the entire tape doesn't erase that threat, and given the violent history of those 2, there should have been a no brainer, if fact 6 games was a gift to KC. The end result of this is that it is obvious to even the most casual observer that the NFL really doesn't have a domestic violence program, and all suspensions coming from the "personal conduct" policy are simply arbitrary exercises of decision making from Goodell. A man who was given that ARBITRARY power in the last CBA. I very much doubt he will retain it in the next one......and no one will be more pleased with that than Roger Goodell. He knows he sucked at it.