MUST READ!!! CRAIG GLAZER CONSIDERS NFL CONSEQUENCES FOR RAY RICE!!!
TKC NOTE: Right now, our pal Craig Glazer considers a controversial topic that's been burning up the local and national sports scene. More than anybody else, this Kansas City sports aficionado nails it . . .
CRAIG GLAZER: NFL MAKES BAD CALL ON RAY RICE PUNISHMENT
Yet another bad call by the boys who run the NFL. Roger Goodell. Ray Rice, star running back for Baltimore Ravens, on tape punches out his girlfriend. In fact she is knocked out. Happens at a casino on video for all to see. Ray gets a two game suspension. WTF?
Ok,ok, I know Ray marries the lady after the event. She goes to bat for her husband in front of Goodell. At this time we don't know what she told him. There may be other video of her attacking Ray. I believe she did and said so. However if he struck her with his fist, looks like he did, knocking her out, well that's another story. Ray is a big, powerful man, he could have subdued her without the blow. It's the over the top violent act here that matters.
Hey many of us have been there. A girlfriend or wife goes nuts. She starts screaming and throwing things, even hits you. The cops come and 'arrest you.' Not fair. Unless you are weak and in a wheel chair you still should not punch the women. You can hold her off, push her back, get her in control by putting your arms around her and holding her til she calms down, but a full blown punch to the head. No.
The video doesn't clearly show the punch. She is down and being dragged out of the elevator. Looks like he KO'd her. If he didn't and she just collapsed, why any punishment. Maybe she was drunk, sick, who knows, but RAY NEVER SAID HE DIDN'T PUNCH HER OUT. So evidence says he did. TWO GAME SUSPENSION. Players who use drugs or PED's get bigger hits. God help you if you tweet something the NFL doesn't like or make a racial slur. In the NBA they take your team away..or try.
Ray is a star player,if he wasn't the punishment would have been much worse. Hell Ray Lewis was involved in murder and ended his career a hero. Big Ben got a 6 game dump for fiddling with a drunk gal in the restroom.
This is another bad example of white America watching continued bad acts by black NFL stars on a weekly bases. Yes it causes more divide between blacks and whites.
It's true Ray had no prior bad acts and was considered a good guy. Yet a grown man uses his fist to hit his girlfriend in the face? White people think.."ghetto"...sorry that's the truth. They think man these players of color just can't ever behave. It's not fair to the many black players who do the right thing all the time.
Look for more crimes and bad acts all season long in the NFL. They will happen. Poor education, poor family values due to being raised in single parent homes with little financial aid in bad neighborhoods of course lead to not being able to handle the money and the fame. We know that. How do you fix all this? You got me. Time, education, understanding. Well that sounded good but don't look for any changes soon.
Hey we love you guys when you play and play well for our team. The list of crimes in the league from murder to theft to dealing to you name it is endless. ENDLESS. But the NFL is the biggest show on earth. "Let them play."