Originally Posted by edabbs44
The NFL's goal is to stop things from reaching the shootout stage. Like I said before, Favre has now potentially moved from cheating husband to sexual deviant. The next step is when the line truly needs to be drawn. But the NFL doesn't want it to reach that stage.
Regarding Big Ben, I always thought it was odd that he got as harsh a penalty as he did for allegations. That leads me to believe that there is more to it.
I think it's extremely preliminary to mention 'deviant' or 'predator' with regards to Favre. The fact that this 'story' was up for sale for "more than they have ever paid" at Deadspin leads me to believe that it's more about someone looking to make a profit off an easy target than any concerns over whether they were being unwillingly propositioned. And now Deadspin can't even vouch for complete accuracy of the account.
At worst, this seems like a case of a mutual flirtation that didn't go as far as it could have because of circumstances, and now someone is using it to make a few bucks. At best, none of it happened and the whole story is bunk.
I do understand the idea of drawing a line. But many off-field issues are not automatically a precursor to larger problems. Smoking weed is a far cry from pulling guns on one another in a locker room. Sexting or sending nude photos is a giant leap to sexually assaulting someone. Public intoxication would be a big step to killing someone because you were driving drunk.
The Gilbert Arenas situation is pretty bad. But I believe that's the outlier. Certainly you can't have a work environment where guys are pulling guns on one another in a dispute. No question about that. But most incidents, I don't believe, are going to build up to that kind of behavior.