Vince Young's punishment depends on whether NFL follows precedent

Titans quarterback Vince Young knows that he’s potentially in trouble with the league office.  And so he prays that Commissioner Roger Goodell won’t suspend him.

Whether Goodell takes such strong action against Young remains to be seen — and it depends on whether Goodell is willing to break from precedent established by similar cases.

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18 responses to “Vince Young's punishment depends on whether NFL follows precedent

  1. You can’t be this stupid Florio. Donte Stallworth got a year suspension for killing somebody in a DUI. Leonard Little got no punishment for the same offense.
    There is no “precedent for similar cases” because anything that happened before Lord Roger started his code of conduct crusade last year doesn’t count.
    Young gets 4 games, at a minimum, or Goodell is a hippocrate.

  2. The point of punishment is to prevent stuff from happening again – act as a deterrent. Much like the threat of prison to many who consider petty crimes.
    Maybe Goodell should consider automatic 4-game suspensions for physical aggression/fights. That might make some athletes think twice about going after fans & other people.
    I doubt a police citation and a “good talking to” by Roger Goodell will really teach Vince any lessons, honestly.

  3. White players around the league will be watching this case very closely to see if Young in punished. Fair or not, there is a conception among white NFL players that Roger Goodell gives harsher punishments to star white players than black players.

  4. Porter didnt “get into a scuffle with Levi Jones.” He and 3 of his boys jumped Jones while he was alone (and recovering from knee surgery) at a Vegas casino. There is video of the incident. Not a scuffle. A gang attack.


  5. Charged with a crime and it’s all on video tape. Ouch!
    “cutplax” – Very Funny Comment.

  6. Funny, Porter pretty much ended Levi Jones career with that beating he laid on him. Jones went from Pro Bowler to absolute nobody after that fight.
    Porter went on to a Pro Bowl season with 17.5 sacks. Score another win for J-Peezy!

  7. @cutplax says:
    June 16, 2010 1:08 PM
    White players around the league will be watching this case very closely to see if Young in punished. Fair or not, there is a conception among white NFL players that Roger Goodell gives harsher punishments to star white players than black players.
    =================================
    He got into a fight with another guy. He didn’t pull his junk out and say “Do what you want with it”.

  8. cutplax: You’re wrong, and way off base. I personally don’t feel any racial biases exist with Goodell. I just think Goodell was too lenient with the Patriots (that’s beside the point).
    Blacks and whites in the NFL get equal punishments. Not perception in public is a totally different story.

  9. He should be punished BUT no more than 2 games.
    cutplax, you’re frigging out of your mind. It’s the OTHER WAY AROUND.

  10. One game is fair. I don’t like Vince Young and would like to see him suspended for four, but one game seems appropriate.

  11. During the whole Rapistberger fiasco, didn’t Goodell say something about holding QB’s to a higher standard because they are the faces of NFL franchises? Just throwing that out there

  12. Did Kerry Collins ever get his punishment for his Bourbon Street breakdown several years back eventhough no crime was commited and nobody got beat up?

  13. At least 6 games! There is video evidence to prove his guilt! Nothing on Ben and he gets 6???

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