Thursday, June 27, 2013

6187...NFL Union Weak: Presumption Of Innocence

One thing that seems to upset people in my peer group and in Ottawa specifically, is the fact that when police get busted for something, something [in this town it is usually bouncing a feller's head off of the nearest hard object] they are suspended with pay.

Me, I have no problem with that.  Innocent until proven guilty and all that.  Their associations are strong and support their workers.  

The National Football League on the other hand not supportive at all.  Its player's union allows the NFL to toss players under the proverbial bus when they are charged with but not convicted of felonious behaviours.  Here is the latest example from TSN:  " [Aaron] Hernandez was cut from the NFL team [New England Patriots] less than two hours after he was arrested and led from his North Attleborough home in handcuffs, and nine days after Lloyd's body was discovered by a jogger in a remote area of an industrial park not far from Hernandez's home. The 2011 Pro Bowl selection had signed a five-year contract last summer with the Patriots worth $40 million."

And that 40 million dollar deal?  Gone with the wind.


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