>> Friday, June 19, 2009
Kris made a post a few days ago regarding the judicial system's punishment for Donte Stallworth and many were appalled. Stallworth, while drunk, ran over and killed an individual. A very serious and heinous crime that was deserving of much more than 30 days in the local lockup. We all understand that this individual's family may have been greedy and agreed to receiving money in place of their family members life, but it is still disappointing to see an athlete get off so easily.
Roger Goodell has a different eye for punishment and believes in punishing someone to the severity of their personal crime. Goodell placed Stallworth on indefinite suspension from the NFL and Stallworth will remain suspended until Goodell determines otherwise.
Goodell had this to say regarding the matter;
"The conduct reflected in your guilty plea resulted in the tragic loss of life and was inexcusable," Goodell wrote. "While the criminal justice system has determined the legal consequences of this incident, it is my responsibility as NFL commissioner to determine the appropriate league discipline for your actions, which have caused irreparable harm to the victim and his family, your club, your fellow players and the NFL."
Maybe the judicial system in this country can take notes from a man who knows how to lay down the law.
A drunken and irresponsible crime that results in the death of an individual should result in a longer sentence than what some pot smoker's receive.
Thank You, Roger Goodell.