First it was Michael Vick. Then along came Riley Cooper. Now we have Richie Incognito.
I know Roger Goodell has been labeled as a sheriff in the wild, wild west to some for his way of doling out punishments.
But apparently, he needs to go in a few notches on his law belt.
When the Michael Vick dog fighting case came about in 2007, it was arguably one of the most abhorrent things a player has ever done off the field. He served 21 months in jail for his role in a five-year dog fighting ring. Vick was able to get a starting job back but his public persona has been severly dented.
Then along came Riley Cooper. The loudmouth Eagles receiver who threw N-bombs at a Kenny Chesney concert was rightly vilified for putting the country back 50-60 years. Players from around the league, which is predominantly African American, still haven’t been able to forgive a guy that spouted off and despite apologizing until he was blue in the face, Cooper could potentially still harbor those feelings deep inside.