The idea that he was maybe dragging her out because she was drunk it ridiculous.
You're an NFL running back. Carry your girl out. Even if you did knock her cold - why drag her out like that?
I couldn't agree more. Your post is truly the crux of the situation.
Originally Posted by papillon
The crime deserved a much harsher punishment. Not for the severity of the crime itself, but for what it represents for the league. Goodell did not make a statement to anyone-not the players or the public-that the NFL does not stand for such conduct. Instead he practically made it a non-issue.
Comparing the act to any other players past transgressions and punishment does no good.
Arguing the fact that it is Ray Rices first offense means nothing.
This is a situation where Roger needed to come down hard. Over the top. And he failed miserably. The message he sent was it's not that big of a deal to the NFL that women get abused, battered and assaulted.
Women everywhere should be in an uproar over this. You cannot slap the wrist for assault on women. Period.
I think back recently to the episode in the elevator between jay z and solange knowles. She was punching and slapping and kicking him. And he didnt touch her. Be a man. Hold fast.
Just pisses me off. Probably a little more 'cause I have seen this stuff first hand when I was younger.
Sometimes I wonder if Roger's trying to destroy the NFL. Because I don't know if it would really be possible to be that incompetent.
Everybody I spoke to about this can't believe that he only got 2 games. Incredible.
because he was drunk
Originally Posted by D Rock
How about calling the front desk and asking someone for help? Apparently, Ray Rice didn't learn any common sense while he was at Rutgers.
Also, every elevator has a "Call" / "Help" button that automatically calls the front desk or something similar. How about pressing that button? What an idea!!?!?
Ben served 4 games and we didn't get to see the tape from the GA incident because the tape was lost/destroyed.
Originally Posted by Flasteel
You guys are going to shorten your lives with this faux outrage over other players getting suspensions that aren't as harsh as Ben's. The Rooneys wanted Ben punished. Instead of writing letters to Goodell, fans should write the Rooneys because they are the reason Ben was given a swift ruling by Goodell.
Here was a tweet from Scott Fujita about it only being 2 games:
"The message to my wife & 3 daughters today? The business that's been such a big part of our life, really doesn't give a f**k about you."
Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel
What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
It's not faux outrage and you are a better poster than that...
Originally Posted by feltdizz
The fact that Dan Rooney supposedly "wanted" a harsh punishment for Ben doesn't mean that Rice should punch his wife with impunity, which is okay with Roger, it seems...