Originally Posted by edabbs44
Absolutely. But at least this gives a legitimate reason for the NFL to look into the matter.
But when have you known the NFL to look into something and determine it's none of their business if the facts don't warrant it? The NFL is acting like the gestapo lately with off-the-field issues, and frankly it feels a bit extreme.
I don't know about you, but I don't care what athletes do off the field. If they do something illegal, they'll be punished by the courts. If they do something immoral within their marriage, it's between them and their spouses.
I just don't see what business it is of the NFL. And mind you, I have no problem with the teams, their employers, firing them or fining them for some of their actions, as that's something an employer might do if we did something. But the league itself should't need to come in and become the moral police.
I root for athletes because of their talent, not because of their character. If they do something wrong, I trust they'll punished in the only court that really matters: the court of law, rather than the court of public opinion. I know the NFL is trying to keep its 'image' from being tarnished, but Roger Gooddell's witch hunt of all things immorality in his league is doing more to tarnish things for me personally than his athletes are.