You play football for, arguably, the premier city in the most liberal of all states, with a huge gay and lesbian population, and you say something that stupid?
Sure, you apologized, and the team immediately disavowed your comments.
You know what? That’s not good enough.
You are not in South Carolina anymore.
If you had made those comments about Jews or Hispanics, you would have been suspended immediately, and your comments warrant something more.
I am sorry you are on the verge, perhaps, of the greatest game you will experience in your entire career, but I didn’t pick the timing— you did.
Either the League or the team needs to act decisively and quickly. There are things more important in life than a Super Bowl, and the entire world is watching.
As Spike Lee said, somebody needs to “Do the right thing!”
It is not like the NFL lacks experience or precedent in this type of situation.
Howard Cosell. Jimmy The Greek. Hank Williams Jr.
Sure, they were not players, but shouldn’t players be held to an even greater standard than, say, an announcer, commentator, or theme song artist?
Yes, you should.
If your team wins, you can have your Super Bowl ring, and your player’s share of the money. You can also watch your team’s success or failure from the sidelines.
The reputation of the National Football League demands nothing less.