Comedian and radio show Artie Lange went from player to player at media day, as we understand it, asking outlandish questions until someone game him an outlandish answer.
That someone was 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, who expressed strong opinions against the possibility of a gay teammate, creating a major distraction for his team.
But the obvious apologies and retractions shouldn’t be the end of it, in the opinion of Seahawks punter Jon Ryan. Ryan believes that Culliver should be suspended.
“If Chris Culliver isn’t suspended by Goodell then I am absolutely embarrassed to be part of a league that accepts this type of behavior,” Ryan said on Twitter.
A suspension arguably could be imposed under the personal-conduct policy. The NFLPA likely would oppose any such sanction, arguing that players have free-speech rights, including the right to say stupid or unpopular things.