I'm actually shocked by the sentiments in this thread that people still are willing to put the game above all else. I mean these incidents are becoming more and more serious and yet fans still want their players playing despite these things. Where are all the fans that wanted Ray Lewis out of the league for his role in the Atlanta crime, or Jamal Lewis cast aside because of his role in drug trafficking, or the backlash against the Bengals? Everyone is quick to bad mouth Pacman Jones for his behavior but what if it was a Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, or even the great Brett Favre, who had his addiction to pain killers and yet the masses didn't rally around throwing him out of the league, had all these scruffs with the law would you still call for their suspension or expulsion? Not to mention that the media has a huge role in this whole scenario as well, they always thrust the bad of sports to the forefront while the good is almost never covered. For all the bad press about the Bengals this past year, you never heard of a story about players that didn't get into trouble or about their community involvement. The media in the US has become dominated by the tabloid obsession where the only good news is bad news and America eats it up. But they are still willing to let things slide as long as you can "ball".
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