The whole Rothelisburger rape thing. It is an open secret in GA that the only reason he wasn't arrested was that the girl was scared of the publicity and didn't want to press charges. The prosecutor went so far as to have a press conference to say that he wanted to press charges but couldn't because the girl thought that she would be attacked by Ben's lawyers and the media and did not want to continue the case. Add this to the fact this was his second offense and there is little doubt in my mind that he is guilty. So what does the NFL do? With a guy who has been involved in two date rapes? Throw him out, right? Nope, he is #1 white and #2 winning. So therapy and 4 games for him. So dog fighting is what, 8 times worse than rape? So much for Godell's hammer.
One of the only voices of reason in this came from Steeler great Terry Bradshaw. He called Ben out as a scumbag and stood by it for a long time. Of course, winning trumps all in the NFL and now that Ben is in the Superbowl, Terry has had a "change of heart" so that he could get an interview. I am disgusted by this. The guy is a scumbag, but since he can win games all is forgiven.
Am I going too far? Other than someone like Rae Caruth, is this the worst thing a player has done? Do you think we would have been so forgiving if he lost this year?