Doing What's Right

Figured I’d chime in on this Ben Roethlisberger situation.  First thing first, I am not a Steelers fan but I do love the NFL and the Pittsburgh franchise is one of the cornerstone teams of the league. 

What Big Ben did brought shame to the NFL.  The new commish has been very adamant about protecting the image of the Shield.  The precedent had been set that even though a player may not be convicted of a crime does not mean that they acted in a poor fashion.  Under the personal conduct rule, the NFL commissioner has full authority to punish said player in a way that he and he alone sees fit.

I agree with the 4-6 games.  I think that Roethlisberger really needs to re-evaluate what is important to me.  For the life of me I still don’t get why a multi-million dollar player feels the need to hangout in a skeevy club with a bunch of 21-year-olds.  If you want to party, throw one in your own home where you can control the elements.  So the NFL did right by them.

As for the Pittsburgh Steelers, they need to think things through differently.  There are rumors out floating around that they are looking to trade their franchise QB.   Are they nuts???  I don’t care what this guy did, he wasn’t convicted of a thing.  In the eyes of the team, they move on.  Their job is to win games.  That’s it.  Big Ben gives them the best chance to do so.  He is a top-five QB in this league and guys like that do not grow on trees.  Steelers fans that are calling for him to go are nuts.  It’s easy to say that now.  Let me know how you feel without him and your team is struggling through a 4 win year as they rebuild.  This is a two-time super bowl winning QB.  If he was a cornerback or a wide receiver, then by all means, get rid of him.  Not your QB though.  You get him help, you stand behind him and support him.  You defend him as a person to the ends of the Earth.  The one thing you don’t do is trade him. 

Winning is the only thing that matters in the NFL.  Character is non-important when it comes to that.  Let the NFL brass deal with those issues. 

-Jason-

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6 Responses to “Doing What's Right”

  1. Is it fair though that an accusation determines a punishment. Lets say i ran into Brett Favre and said he sexually assaulted me obviously false. Should he be penalized because i’m trying to get some money from him?

    • it isnt fair… my bad

    • It’s not this one incident. It is based on a pattern of awful decisions. A pro athlete needs to watch the company he takes. Remember he is an employee of the NFL. Whatever he does is a direct reflection on them. My company could do the same thing to me.

  2. I get the whole image thing but what if someone falsely accuses any athlete of anything should they suffer because of that? it seems to me like guilty proven innocent proven guilty

    • How do we know he was falsely accused? Just because charges were dropped? More and more reports are coming out about him. The dudes a douche

  3. Pete Olsen Says:

    I think he loosened up a few screws in his melon when he took that spill on his motorcycle. He was a decent person before the fame and money changed him. He isnt invinsable and he cant have whatever he wants, just because he is a professional athlete and rich doesnt give him the right to act like a spolied child!
    He needs to stay home and out of the night clubs. Get a healthy hobby or something.

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