Monday, September 08, 2014

Off Team/Suspended

So the Ravens got rid of Ray Rice and the NFL has now indefinitely suspended him for knocking out his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.

Curious about something: if a professional golfer was in same situation, would the PGA ban them from tournaments? Should they?

I'm certainly not complaining about the (eventual) result, I'm just slightly bothered about the general practice of the league dishing out semi-random punishments to players for off-field behavior while not at all bothered by the team cutting him loose. I'm just not sure why. If the league is going to issue punishments for off-field behavior (and they do) then they certainly should issue such punishments for domestic violence incidents like this, and it was absurd that their initial response was a 2 game suspension. Still I find the general practice weird.