There’s something about this furore over domestic abuse by NFL players that I’m not really getting.
OK, sure, someone who beats up their spouse should get investigated and possibly* charged and tried. Fine with that. But what the hell’s all this about banning them from being football players?
Do we ban an accountant from the profession if she dumps a saucepan on her husband’s head?
Sure, employers can have whatever they like in their employment contracts. “If you’re convicted of theft you’re fired” is just as fair as “if you’re convicted of domestic abuse”.
But clearly I’m missing something very important as I cannot for the life of me understand what’s going on with this “crisis”. Why is there this vast public outcry over specifically football players?
* No, really, not all incidents that are worth investigating are worth having a trial, let alone a conviction, over. Thus possibly.