NFL sends awful message with Rice suspension
July 25, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Ray Rice was suspended two games by the NFL for knocking out his fiancee. The incident was caught on tape. Rice entered a pre-trial diversion program.
Repeat offenders of the drug policy are subject to four-game suspensions. A violent tackle, done in the course of a game, will draw a single game suspension. Selling your autograph while still in college? That will get you five games off.
But in the NFL’s court, hitting a woman so hard that she becomes unconscious and has to be dragged out of an elevator only gets you a two-game suspension.