Thursday, July 30, 2009
The Solomonic Roger Goodell
Roger Goodell's conditional reinstatement of Michael Vick is basically piling on or, in the parlance of the game, unnecessary roughness. After serving 23 months in prison, facing financial bankruptcy, and his reputation pretty much destroyed, Vick has paid his debt to society and the NFL and should be allowed a chance to play football again. In a league where at least one player actually killed a person in an automobile accident and where a significant percentage of players have been guilty of abusing women, Goodell's handling of Vick smacks of hypocrisy.