Originally Posted by Chip R
That's a great point.
However, I've been concerned that the NFL is becoming almost McCarthyistic (if that's even a word) in dealing with these players. It seems that now all you need are allegations and a player can be suspended. It can get to be a slipery slope. For example, Steeler Fan could bait Carson Palmer into an altercation and even if charges were dropped or there were no charges filed at all, the NFL would have to take disciplinary action against Palmer. Now I know Carson's as clean as they come so he probably wouldn't be suspended but that's beside the point.
Or Steeler player (now former) could join with his posse to attack a Bengal player in a casino, steal his jewelry (which was anonymously returned) and only be fined a couple game checks, but allowed to play.