The NFL is willing to fine Marshawn Lynch up to $100,000 for not talking to the media, but they may not do anything to the Patriots over deflate gate. The stunning double standard is not only obvious but it is sad.
The NFL has turned into a caricature of itself. The NFL is turning into a product that is almost not worth watching. The games are being marred by bad officiating and even worse rules. The league fines everyone for doing anything, but they turn a blind eye when a team cheats twice in ten years.
The league is willing to ruin one player’s career over something that he settled in a court of law. The league is also willing to lie about what it knew when it adjudicated another case involving a player who has had his day in court. Both of those players might not play again because of the incompetence of the NFL.
Roger Goodell is turning in the worst commissioner in sports. It is as if he was sent by another league to ruin the NFL so that the unnamed league would be able to step in and take supremacy away from football. It is shocking to fans like Zeca Oliveira, sad, and signals the end of an era.