Would feel this way if you had millions of dollars invested in a player that put himself in situations where he could possibly end up in jail? Just something for you to think about. This is one of several issues the organization has to take into account. Only thing most fans worry about is their fandom.Originally Posted by Sugar
The NFL has some responsibility for what its employees do off the field. The NFL provides its employees with huge sums of money and fame. Any company that employs professional people has some responsibility for its employees actions. There are standards that people have to abide by to be employees of most, if not all companies.
I know that Ben was not charged. I believe he was very close to being charged by the nature of the incident and situation he placed himself into. He was very fortunate that one of several factors did not lead to being charged. What happens if Ben put himself into a similar situation in the future with a woman and gets charged? At the very least, the league and organization attempted to do what they could within the structure of their policies to help move Ben in the right direction.
I believe the Steelers had something to do with the suspension. They did what they thought was necessary to help their multi million dollar investment. Whatever happens from this day forward will be on Ben. Will he continue to be dumb and stubborn Ben? or Will he learn, grow, and consider himself fortunate after this incident?