Originally Posted by KDWilliams85
[font=Tahoma]I am in no way condoning what he does. But, I'll try to explain.
Say, you go out on Friday night. You don't have work on Saturday but you do go in Sunday. You come home Friday night hungover like crazy and you spend Saturday recovering. When Sunday rolls around, you're still not fully recovered but you are cognazant enough to do your job. Your boss sees you and asks about your weekend. You tell him what you did. He soon becomes infuriated at your behavior and "suggests" that you go home. You come back the next day only to have a notice that you have been suspended without pay for a week.
[View Full Quote]The gist: You went to a party at a time where it wouldn't have imposed on your work schedule. Your boss has informed you that because of your actions outside of the work environment, you have been suspended. The boss knows full well what you have done wasn't at work and elected to impose this punishment on you because of his assumption that you were unable to do your job or you were still suffering the consequences of your hectic weekend. (Drug tests will show that you've done it in a certain amount of time and the effects of said drug are temporary and would wear off.)
The point is that Robinson's behavior off the field isn't having on-the-field consequences. The NFL cannot impose consequences on him because of his alcohol abuse is perfectly legal. His DUI wasn't during the season. His jailtime, assuming he would have gotten it, would have been served when the season was in recess. Now, if he got a DUI in September, I'd expect the NFL to swiftly hammer him.
His off-the-field transgressions are at a time when they have no bearing on the season. The NFL can only punish him when it is. That's not fair to Robinson or to anyone else that gets nailed in the offseason. Now, if they get nailed during the season, the reasoning of suspension for multiple games or a whole season is acceptable.
You obviously did not get this the first time?
What part of, "I'm too old to coach thugs and hoodlums," don't you get?
Also how does getting suspened for your off-field issues NOT
impact your on field?
You smoked pot again, failed your drug test, now you CAN'T PLAY!
Sure sounds like it impacts him on the field.
This has got to be the most ridiculous argument ever used on this forum.