Now, tell me something - Michael Vick got, um, two games conditional suspension (which is NFL-speak for babysitting but playing), and he's back on the field. A few other players with known drug addictions and arrests are still playing, actively.
Two facts as I understand them from things I know being a Steelers fan, and from reading the original Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article...
- Ben is single - he is going to date and look to meet girls, whether the NFL likes it or not.
- The girls met him and his posse at one bar - Ben invited them to the second location, to his private planned party, and they accepted. They chose to attend the second bar with him.
Six game suspension. While a game or two might've proved their point, I'm entirely confused why they allow other players with more serious convictions (not just allegations - convictions & jail time) to stay on the field.
What say you? Am I being unreasonable, and trying to cover for a criminal? Is the NFL sending a good message by administering a hefty punishment? Or should there be a little blame passed all around? Did those girls set themselves up by agreeing to hop to a second bar & drink under-age? Should they have seen this coming with his previous accusation?