The NFL has demonstrated over the last several years that it is apathetic towards a litany of issues.
If it’s not proven cases of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in NFL players, then it’s dealing with un-American anthem kneelers. And if it’s not that, then it’s punishment for rampant domestic assault allegations or drug users. All of this has resulted in a rapidly diminished stadium attendance and television viewership.
But this NFL team just made one move that proves they really don’t care about the fans.
We just came off what was nearly inarguably the worst Super Bowl of the modern era. The final score between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams was a whopping 13-3.
It was the worst rated Super Bowl of the last 10 years. They say the defense wins championships but when offenses don’t show up then that expression couldn’t be truer.
And while the game was definitely a bore, more and more fans are boycotting the NFL because of how the league handles serious issues. Time and time again they have proven to be indifferent towards issues that matter to us, like for instance, how they refuse to punish (suspend) players for domestic violence unless a video was released.
This is what happened to star running back of the Kansas City Chiefs when a video showed him pushing and kicking a girl in a Cleveland hotel a year ago on February 10, 2018.
Only after the video was released by TMZ did the Chiefs’ executives release Hunt. That means the NFL league office and the Chiefs front office both decided not to pursue the video because it’s better not to know so that you can have plausible deniability.
But the Cleveland Browns certainly don’t care about the optics of the situation because they just signed Kareem Hunt to a one-year deal.
Keep in mind too the Cleveland police department did everything in their power to bring Hunt’s despicable actions to the NFL’s attention. The NFL claim to do due diligence on the incident, but there is no way they pursued that road because if they had known what actually happened, then they would’ve been fully aware this would be a public relations nightmare.
Here’s where things get a little interesting too. John Dorsey has been the general manager of the Cleveland Browns for a little over year and he was the one who drafted Hunt for the Kansas City Chiefs.
That means he still has “faith” in the running back despite his actions.
Dorsey said of Hunt’s actions, “I think we’re all appalled by it. But after doing extensive research, analyzing the situation, we came to the conclusion that I’m willing to help a man from a second chance moving forward to be a better person. My faith tells me that.”
What they offered Hunt is a one-year deal worth $1.1 million but he will not see any of that money if he is suspended because the contract zero guaranteed money. And it’s likely that the NFL will suspend for at least six games but possibly up to the entire season.
Dorsey also noted, “We’ve done our extensive research. He’s extremely remorseful for that. I’ve always believed that if a person wants to better themselves and be a better person, I’m willing to give them a chance. I truly believe he’ll be a better man today than he was yesterday.”
But you have to address the elephant in the room here. There is no way they would treat someone who has zero talent in the same respect.
It’s only because he was a star running back that he got this kind of treatment.
This is a never-ending cycle for the NFL and they don’t really care so long as it doesn’t affect a product on the field or their bottom line. What kind of message is that sending to young kids?