Lions president Tom Lewand picked the wrong time of year to get arrested.
With little to distract us during the ssssslow period, the aftermath of his arrest continues to get attention from the media and players.
“I hope R Goodell
holds NFL exec to the same standards as Players,” free agent linebacker Antonio Pierce wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “Trust me all Players
are talking about that Right now.”
That’s one side. Here’s the other, as presented by agent Ralph Cindrich in response to Florio’s recent PFTV segment wondering what to do with Lewand:
“How about giving a decent family guy a break for 1
screw up?” Cindrich asks.
Lewand has wedged Goodell into a tough spot. Lewand is a first-time offender, but shouldn’t executives set an example for their employees?
Fair or not, a lack of serious punishment for Lewand would be seen by many players as evidence of a double standard.