Going to have to disagree here - he is a contracted professional, he is not Jerry's property. Jerry bought his services, he didn't buy HIM. It's hard to say who was truly out of line since we don't have direct observation of what happened, but I don't buy this notion that a highly trained professional has to take unconditional crap from his employer. If Rat was in the wrong, then he is wrong, but if Jerry is, then that doesn't make Rat's role that of sitting there and taking it. If Ratliff overreacted, that's on him. If Jerry instigated Rat with his general nincompoopery then that's on him. Either way, I don't think the owner/GM needs to be in the locker room in general, unless it's to pop champagne over a Lombardi.