- 09/22/2011, 05:48PM ET
MorningWoodley said 09/22, 05:48 PM
Cedric Benson should not be suspended because of a misdemeanor assault charge that was issued during the offseason. He spent his time in jail and should be good to go. The law handled the situation so why should the NFL feel the need to do something about it. This is another one of Commissioner Goodell's random acts of unfair dictatorship that screws over another NFL player.
SportsFanatic3 said 09/22, 10:50 PM
"Cedric Benson should not be suspended because of a misdemeanor assault charge that was issued during the offseason."
Cedric Benson comitted a crime and definitely got prosecuted to the extent that he shouldve been under the law. But sometimes thats not good enough and the NFL needs to intervene and not let their players run around acting like idiots. Its not like this is the 1st time Benson has gotten into trouble and Goodell needs to make a statement that numerous offenders of the law will not get off easy.
The so called "unfair dictatorship" is the farthest thing from that.
Goodell is easily the best commissioner in the history of the league and under him players have seem to responded well, atleast the ones that have sanity and not goofballs such as Pacman Jones and Cedric Benson
If Goodell and the NFL did not do anything about it, it would look bad on their part as there letting a criminal back onto the field due to his social status as a professinal athlete
MorningWoodley said 09/23, 04:25 PM
Why didn't Mike Vick get suspended too? Why didn't Plaxico Burress get suspended? Goodell is unfair because he varies his punishments. Both of those guys did things much more serious than Benson and both did not receive a suspension from the league of any kind.
Kenny Britt has received no punishment for his actions. He had to incidents with police and has received no punishment for it. Why should Benson be any different?
SportsFanatic3 said 09/23, 08:58 PM
its not letting me post my entire argument on here despite being under 1200 characters; sorry to all but please go to comment 44 to see it..
MorningWoodley said 09/23, 11:28 PM
I see you didn't address the Kenny Britt matter and thats because you know i'm completely right about that. Who cares if Vick and Burress spent major jail time, that shouldn't get them off the hook if jail time didn't get Benson off the hook. Clearly if Vick and Burress received no discipline from the league neither should Benson. Also, you say he is a repeat offender. Britt committed TWO!!! felonies over the off season and has received no punishment. Why suspend Benson for a misdemeanor if your not going to suspend Vick Burress or Britt for serious offenses? It doesn't make sense!
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