June 13th, 2012 at 7:43 PM ^

I guess Fairley is next in line for the same punishment, if not more servere. Injuries and now suspensions for the both of them, it's disappointing. Should pretty easily take care of the Rams in Week One and maybe we'll get a fair game against the 49ers this time in Week Two.


June 13th, 2012 at 7:58 PM ^

Two games is a good punishment.  He was stupid and arrogant enough to get caught, and needed a wake-up call.  This ends all speculation and Leshoure can get on with his life.  

The main question here is whether he will take advantage of the great opportunity he has in front of him, or if he will continue to subscribe to the erroneous belief that he is immune to consequences.

Flip a coin.

Blue in Yarmouth

June 14th, 2012 at 8:22 AM ^

I am not going to get into the debate of whether or not smoking pot should be legal, because the bottom line is the people who make the rules don't give a damn what I think and they don't care about your view either. At the moment it is illegal to smoke pot so either get that through your head and refrain from doing it or keep quiet and take your punishment when you get caught.

I have nothing against people who smoke pot, I used to do it all the time and my brother-in-law and sister still do it daily. I just got to a point where I figured getting caught wasn't worth the risk so I stopped. If it becomes legal one day perhaps I will pick it up again but until that day I'll stay within the confines of the law. 

Again, I don't think less of you or anyone else who chooses to smoke pot, but I sure as hell won't feel bad for you if you are dumb enough to get caught doing it while it remains illegal.Just so you know too...I didn't stop smking pot because I didn't like it. I loved smoking pot and miss it quite often while I am sitting in the garage with my sister and brother-in-law while they get high, but I made the choice to put my career, reputation and family ahead of my individual wants which is what adults do on a fairly regular basis.

Now you can argue the merits of whether pot should or shouldn't be legal, but arguing that a guy who gets caught breaking what is currently a law shouldn't be punished is absurd.

Edit- I wasn't speaking to the poster above directly, but the apologists in general. After re-reading it seemed as though I was speaking to the poster which wasn't my intent.

Blue in Yarmouth

June 14th, 2012 at 10:37 AM ^

I agree that is a bit much in my opinion. But if the NFL has a strict policy that is well defined (which they probably don't, but I'm not sure) then it would again not matter what I thought. If a punishment is well defined the person breaking the rules has no one to blame but themself. 

In this case as I said, I'm not sure the NFL does have a strict and well defined policy so I would feel alright saying I think it is a bit harsh. 

If you really want my opinion on the matter I don't think the NFL should suspend him at all. I think just letting the legal system run it's course would be the most appropriate route. I'm not sure I like the idea of an employer being able to hold employees accountable for things they do outside of work on their own time unless it is strictly outlined in a contract (which again, it may be in the NFL). 


June 13th, 2012 at 8:20 PM ^

Rationally it probably shouldn't, but this makes me hate the War on Drugs even more. What was he doing wrong? Was he speeding? Was he driving recklessly? Did he have a busted tail-light? Players lose a start for getting a DWI. They get 30 days in jail for killing somebody while drunk (!). This is stupid.

E.T.A.: Not sure if that is overly political, but please ignore if it is.