It’s been a long-standing observation that the NFL logo reflects the league’s nature.
The shield protects those who have power, especially team owners and executives.
The movie “Concussion” alluded to how the league shunned the idea of CTE being related to the game’s brutal nature.
Nowadays, their protective nature is coming to light once more through a series of incidents that implicate the smaller players.
Yahoo! Sports Senior NFL reporter Charles Robinson pointed out the discrepancy on how the league investigates high-ranking individuals compared to players and coaches.
Simply put, you are gone if they want you to be.
Soooo, now the #NFL can now turn all of its investigative resources to that lawsuit allegation that #Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered Brian Flores $100,000 per loss in 2019. Same Calvin Ridley energy, right? pic.twitter.com/AM45Tbkyp0
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 7, 2022
Robinson tweeted, “Soooo, now the #NFL can now turn all of its investigative resources to that lawsuit allegation that #Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered Brian Flores $100,000 per loss in 2019. Same Calvin Ridley energy, right?”
To put things in perspective, NFL players are not allowed to gamble because doing so might affect their in-game performance.
However, it’s surprising to know that the league has a system in place to monitor their players’ activity.
In contrast, owners seemingly get a free pass by slowing down or diverting the investigation if it might implicate an owner.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed that they will conduct an independent investigation regarding Flores’ allegations on Ross.
How is it proceeding as of the moment?
The Smaller Fish Gets Sacrificed
Ridley will get a one-year suspension due to placing a legal gambling bet.
Yes, it is a punishable offense, but it’s nowhere near the sexual harassment allegations against the Washington Commanders’ Daniel Snyder.
Also on Snyder, former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned due to his racist comments.
However, the investigation involved exchanges between him and some of the Washington top brass.
Could it be that Snyder also said something in those exchanges but Gruden suffered?
That said, the NFL is unfair and should clean up its act.