Commish Goodell, has handed out many, many punishments to players of the NFL. Some harsher than others and to some nothing at all. Why is this, when he was brought to the NFL he was said to be the person that was going to cut down on all of the things players were doing and getting away with(the backbone). But from what i've seen has picked the wrong spots to strike. Heres my research on the subject.
Jared Allen gets two DUIs in a year, and his sentence is arbitrarily reduced from (four games to two.)
Jared Allen could have been Donte Stallworth who kiiled a man driving drunk and got less than a month in jail and only suspend from the NFl for a year (what?)
Brandon marshall with all of his driving under the influence charges and involvement with murders. (He receives a three game suspension.)
Plaxico Burress- shot himself in the legs and got suspended indefinitely to go with a 2 year jail sentence
Shawne marriman and Ben Roethlisberger - both have had run-ins with the law for problems with women saying no. And yet they both receive no punishment of yet.
Larry Johnson has been arrested four times since 2003 on various assault chargers against women(No punishment from the NFl)
On August 17,209, Cable was accused of punching assistant coach Randy Hanson in the face and fracturing his jaw at training camp, (there was no punishment given by the NFL)
Bill Belichick was caught cheating in NFL games (On NFL GAMES) and received a 500,000 dollar fine, which is nothing him. If a ref threw a game he would be prosecuted.
So as you can see, things are not right around the NFL, the so called hard punishment rules are not being put in place for all things of a serious nature. I personally don't approve because I have a mother a sister and thank god not a daughter, for a NFL player to be able to do something to her and go back to work the next day. If it was one of us, we would be in jail and the bond would be too high for us to pay.