Sorry folks, but I am truly incensed regarding the uneven treatment of discipline in the NFL. The latest prime example of blatant bias and favoritism has occurred yet again, at the hands of El Supremo "I put the Dic" in Dictator, Roger Goodell. Let's take the time to truly examine the two incidents.
Suh, following an interception by Linebacker DeAndre Levy, made a questionable block in the field of play, of a Vikings Offensive Lineman. Now say what you will, but a Linebacker is not a Running Back, it was not out of the realm of possibility that Levy fumbles the ball before he gets to the end zone. By Suh's action, he eliminated the nearest Viking from being a part of the recovery effort should a fumble occur. A stretch? Sure it is, but at least it happened as a semi-legitimate football move in the field of play.
Result for Suh - $100,000.00 fine.
Meanwhile in San Francisco, Clay Matthews was doing his best to decapitate 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, while a full two yards out of bounds. Matthews then proceeded to throw punches, at least we're calling Elton John type waves of his arms punches, at 49ers Tackle Joe Staley.
Result for Matthew - Nothing, no fine, no suspension, nothing.
If there can't be an even handed distribution of punishment, how are we to believe that equally biased and favored decisions are being made in every aspect of the game, and that is the trouble for the NFL in trying to justify it's inaction in this matter.
Equally reprehensible, and personally disgusting to myself, is the way our own fans are swarming like a pack of distempered piranhas to attack our own player Suh, but show little but apathy regarding the inequitable distribution of punishment regarding Matthews. In my opinion, if Suh gets a $100,000 fine for a questionable play, than Matthews deserves a suspension for his actions. I only wish that our own fans would show an equal amount of moral outrage over this as they display their holier than thou judgment regarding one of our own.
My only regret, is there is no way to contact old Roger personally to let my views be known to him directly.