The National Football League has had its share of problems.
For one, several players suffer from Kaepernick fever. Their symptoms? Sitting or kneeling during the national anthem; showing disrespect to soldiers, veterans, our flag, our nation; and being whiny, tantrum-throwing millionaires.
Secondly, their ratings have suffered significantly from the plague of Colin Kaepernickitis.
Fans are walking away from a sport that won’t honor the same country that makes their freedom possible.
And, as if that weren’t enough, those same players who are protesting for greater “justice”, better treatment, blah, blah, blah…are arrested for domestic violence.
The irony. It is just so thick.
According to Fox News:
Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Roy Miller was arrested in Florida Saturday on a domestic battery charge, jail records showed.
Miller, 30, was jailed early Saturday by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. There were no details immediately available about the alleged battery or who was involved. The records showed it involved a minor injury.
Court records show Miller has an initial appearance before a judge later Saturday. The records do not show whether he has a lawyer.
Maybe there isn’t a need to write this article.
We’ve come to accept players of the National Football League as convicted felons. The two could serve as synonyms.
That’s why the second acronym of the NFL is so on point–the National Felon League.
The Kansas City Chiefs, as many other teams have done in the past, issued the same, anemic statements about their violent players:
“This morning we were informed about an incident involving one of our players, Roy Miller. We are still in the process of gathering details on the situation. We will have no further comment at this time,” the team said.
An “incident” we don’t have the “details” on concerning one of their players.
There is “no further comment” besides the one where we said and explained nothing.
Why, in the wake of such charge, would the NFL not automatically suspend Miller?
Shouldn’t there be a blanket punishment across the NFL for anyone who commits these crimes?
Is any player that important that you would compromise a woman’s safety? A child’s safety?
Shouldn’t the safety of our society be our first and foremost concern?
Who cares if the Kansas City Chiefs win? After all, no one is really watching the games anyways.
Yet, these individuals do whatever they want, are not held accountable for their actions, and can then hypocritically point their finger at the various acts of “injustice” around the country.
Why are we allowing these individuals to dictate what the social issue are we need to focus on?
Is this not the biggest bag of hooey you have ever heard?
One minute you have football players swinging punches, the next they protest the inhumane treatment of police towards black men.
Huh. Let’s ponder that for just a second. Shall we?
Is it just me or is that just a wee bit of a double standard?
What do you think about all of this? Should there be an NFL standard on punishment towards domestic violence?