DUI arrests and convictions have collateral consequences on your job, your freedom , your driver’s license and several other areas of your life. The NFL has proposed some consequences of a DUI charge for its players. The NFL is pushing for a mandatory suspension of any NFL player convicted of a DUI . Some reports indicate that a one game suspension is being discussed between the NFL and the players union.
Is there a double standard in how the NFL treats its owners verses the players ? Colt’s owner Jim Irsay was arrested on drugged driving charges where he had prescription bottles in his car along with $29,000.00 in cash. The NFL has taken no action .NFLPA President DeMaurice Smith has criticized the NFL’s handing of Irsay’s arrest . What is good for the goose is good for the gander . The NFL should adopt the same standards for the owners and team employees as the players. Suspend them one game of revenue just like the players. If you have $29,00.00 in your car you should be able to afford a cab or maybe he should have Uber on his phone.