Stallworth was indefinitely suspended by the league, which is a move I applaud. Goddell basically said that he got off WAY too easily and will meet with him to discuss further actions.
I applaud this move and agree with it whole heartedly but there are some interesting situations brewing, especially with how he is going to handle Vick. I could write pages and pages on this stuff but let me short hand my points and I am welcoming any and all comments:
- Stallworth, even though showing the smarts to call the police after he killed someone and admit full responsibility, still KILLED SOMEONE! Holy crap. How the hell did he only get off with a 30 day prison sentence, some monetary fine, two years house arrest and virtually an indefinitely suspended license? Vehicular manslaughter is still pretty high up there in law punishments - this seems way too light.
- There is precedence on this matter, as well. Leonard Little also killed someone while drunk driving and he's in the league. I can't remember what his punishment was, but it was very similar. Tagliabue, I think, suspended him for either four or eight games. I bet the Players' Union can use this to show Goodell that he should be suspended four to eight games.
- This will be an interesting precedent for what happens to Michael Vick. Yes, I love dogs and would NEVER condone what he did, but now the issue becomes how do some view the lives of dogs vs. the lives of humans? Some will argue that there is no difference (life is life) and some will argue otherwise. All I'm going to say if Leonard Little and Stallworth can play in the league, the Vick should be able to. If Vick isn't able to, then kick both Stallworth and Little out of the league.
Thanks for reading.