Originally Posted by CATCH17
I think there is a chance Josh Brent is playing next year.
Didn't Leonard Little and Donte Stallworth do the exact same thing?
I'm pretty sure Donte was suspended for a year. Not exactly the same things tho.
edit: yep. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4396130
and leonard 8 games
"In 1998, when St. Louis defensive end Leonard Little pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Susan Gutweiler, he received a suspension of eight games without pay. No one asked Gutweiler's son, left motherless after Little decided to drive drunk through the streets of St. Louis, if the ruling was fair."
Brent wont be playing for a while even if he doesn't do a long sentence based on statements Goodell made in the Stallworth case
"There is no question that your actions had tragic consequences to an innocent man and his family, and that you have violated both the Substances of Abuse and Personal Conduct Policies," Goodell continued. "In that respect, you are clearly guilty of conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the NFL.
"Your conduct endangered yourself and others, leading to the death of an innocent man. The NFL and NFL players must live with the stain that you have placed on their reputations."
Goodell said he didn't take into account the sentence in determining that Stallworth violated the league's substance abuse and personal conduct policies.