CSN Chicago sportscaster, discussing football player Ray Rice’s NFL fine for publicly beating his wife.
Beating his wife unconscious, and dragging her out of an elevator. Which was captured on tape. He was fined $58,000 and is suspended for two games.
The NFL enacted this punishment because his actions reflected poorly on the organization. Let me repeat that for you: The NFL deals out punishments as they see fit to their contracted players when their actions or crimes are seen as reflecting poorly upon their employer.
Just to put these infractions into perspective for you, the NFL has suspended players anywhere from three weeks to one year for smoking pot. Which isn’t even illegal in all 50 states anymore.
But beating your significant other until she’s blacks out, dragging her unconscious body from the elevator, dumping her on the floor to get her stuff out of the lift—which I’m guessing she dropped when you were in the process of beating the shit out of her—and dragging her back by her hair once you have her belongings, because her feet were blocking the elevator doors from closing? No big deal. It was just a mistake. That apparently doesn’t reflect poorly on the organization at all. They’ll just bench you for a couple of games.
I don’t even like football, but are you people fucking kidding me?