How could Sean Taylor go from a possible 46 years in prison for the three aggravated assault charges and the one misdemeanor charge to a "fine?" I read and re-read the article regarding Taylors violation of the personal conduct policy and was desperately hoping there was a typo of some sort. Taylor had to contribute a 1,000 dollar scholarship to ten schools for one of his "sentences." Coming from a man who earns $425,000 a year not including bonuses he might as well have thrown a twenty to the booster club treasurer. Do you think he is going to be affected by $10,000 or having a chat with children about education? Clearly not as his infraction list grows along with his bank account. In fact, he probably appreciates the tax break---maybe thats why he can't seem to keep his hands off other people--- he should pass the message on to other athletes with bloated salaries.
I can't quite understand why being good at football grants you the superior privelage to break the law numerous times as well as a professional contract and receive a mere slap on the wrist. I would be sitting in prison for the next 46 years because I don't have six ineterceptions? That should be a preliminary question in the court of law--"How many tackles did you have in two NFL seasons? I'm sorry you don't have any---prison for you. You have 120 well then by all means proceed to trample on the very laws that hold our society together."
The real kicker of the recent article regarding Taylors behavior and "punishment" is that it concluded by saying "Taylor will have an opportunity to earn back a portion of the fine"------is that even a fine then?
I guess the typo I was looking for was in the title. It should have read---"Taylor lends out four game paychecks--how generous"