There are a few topics in the sports news and sports on the web that Allsports could talk about today, so where should we start? How about the National Football League, due to the fact that there has been so much ink used about a couple of players recently. It’s too bad when the behaviour of a couple of players under minds the sport it’s self but it seems to Allsports that this is exactly what is happening in the NFL.
First you have Ray Rice slugging his wife in an elevator while they were in Atlantic City. Hey Ray do you not think there are security cameras to catch all of the action and that there just might be a little public outrage at what the video picked up? NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claimed to not have seen the video before it went public but he had known about the incident for a while because he had only suspended Rice for 2 games back in July. It was not until the media released the video to the public and the reaction it had that Goodell back peddled and suspended Rice indefinitely. Rice is now appealing the suspension. Too little too late Roger. Now you give the impression that the NFL condones domestic abuse, just don’t get caught and really if Goodell had of been thinking he would have known that sooner or later, in this day and age a security video would go public. If he didn’t think that then he was pretty naïve and maybe does not have the faculties to run good ship NFL. At the end of the day you have to wonder where the wife’s head is at. She had not married this guy yet when he punched her yet she went ahead and did it anyway. I guess a few million for the odd punch out is a pretty good trade but one thing is for sure. Any man that hits a woman will do it again so I guess she better stock up on the make up to cover the bruises.
The second incident for the NFL to deal with are the charges against Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson was charged with reckless or negligent injury to a child in Texas. He was booked and released on a $15,000 bond. The charge came about from an incident in May where he allegedly spanked one of his young sons with a switch or small tree branch. Peterson said something to the effect that he was disciplining his child in much the same way as he was when he was a boy. Yes Adrian there is no doubt that you love your children very much but remember, this is 2014 not 1964. Allsports knows from his own experience that sometimes discipline of a child is required, a little slap on the behind with an open hand usually works but maybe a tree branch or switch is just a little bit excessive.
And that’s the sports news and sports on the web, or the way I see it anyway.
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