Report: Chad Wheeler won’t be back with the Seahawks

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The Seahawks haven’t said it directly. But they should.

Instead, they’ve leaked to NFL Media that tackle Chad Wheeler won’t be back with the team after his recent arrest for suspicion of domestic violence, an incident that generated shocking details.

To not bring Wheeler back, the Seahawks need to do not a thing. He’s due to become a restricted free agent. So they need to simply not make a tender offer, or any offer, and let him become a free agent.

While that’s the path of least resistance, the question becomes whether it sends the right message. Someone connected to the NFL needs to stand up and proclaim that this kind of behavior is unacceptable.

Yes, Wheeler is entitled to the various protections of the criminal justice system. But if players who were never charged or convicted or prosecuted in any way will be suspended for far less serious allegations, why shouldn’t Wheeler face swift and sudden consequences from his employer?

9 responses to “Report: Chad Wheeler won’t be back with the Seahawks

  1. “Someone connected to the NFL needs to stand up and proclaim that this kind of behavior is unacceptable.”

    Right, because that’ll fix it!

  2. Very disturbing, and very embarrassing to the rest of us with Bipolar disorder. I’m assuming he was on lithium. That’s generally what’s prescribed to people who are bipolar when all else fails. Unfortunately, the difference between being on it and not being on it is minuscule. If might help a tiny bit, but it’s not night and day. For me and people I talk to, at least. So him coming off his medication is in no way an excuse. This is just a terrible human being, and I’m using the term loosely

  3. For clarification – his contract expired Jan 10th…he’s not on the team, so even if the Seahawks wanted to cut him – you can’t cut someone not on your team.

  4. We’ve seen other guys with serious charges levied against them come back so I’m not going to say he’s done

  5. If he was the Seahawks #1 receiver and scored multiple TDs in a game, all the Seahawk fans would be chanting his name and celebrating him. I’m looking at you Kansas City fans.

  6. The NFL needs to drop the hammer and show everyone that backup offensive lineman aren’t allowed to behave like all-pro wide receivers…

  7. “Someone connected to the NFL needs to stand up and proclaim that this kind of behavior is unacceptable.”
    ——————————————-
    Yes, if proven in a court of law, there should be bans and/or sanctions against teams that sign them, even the All-Pro caliber ones.

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