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NFL Thinks Drinking is Worse Than Wife-Beating
NFL Thinks Drinking is Worse Than Wife-Beating
Bob Whalon | 08/26/14 | 10:31 AM EDT 0 Comments
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Leave it to Roger Goodell and the NFL to be so arrogant and misguided that they consider drinking alcohol to be infinitely worse than beating a woman unconscious.

News that the NFL has suspended Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater for four games shines the light back on the NFL's convoluted values when it comes to meting out punishment for breaking league rules or committing an actual crime.

To recap:  Prater received a four-game suspension for drinking alcohol in his home and Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension for beating his fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator.

To be fair, this is apparently Prater's second offense in the NFL's drug policy.  He was charged with DUI on Aug. 11, 2011 and once a player is in the program, any positive test can result in an automatic suspension.  And apparently, the NFL almost suspended Prater for the entire season, as would have been well within their rights according the league's Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Perhaps they thought better of that in light of the slap on the wrist they gave Rice and the public outcry that resulted.   

Prater's lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, claims that his client failed this test due to a couple of beers consumed at home while on vacation.  Hmmm.  I guess there was probably also quite a bit of alcohol consumed by both parties in the Rice incident, but since there was no failed drug test, it's just fine with the clowns that hand down suspensions in the NFL.

Prater set the NFL record with a 64-yard field goal last season and set a franchise record with 150 points, as part of an offense that set a league record for points in a season.  Thank you Peyton Manning.  Prater also set a league record for touchbacks with 81 last season.

But all those records mean nothing when it comes to failed drug tests in the NFL.  The NFL hates "druggies" more than anything in the entire world.  Even more than wife-beating scum, like Ray Rice.

I hope all those college football players out there are paying attention.  In the NFL, you can give your girlfriend or wife a shot in the face; just don't take a shot of alcohol.  Got it?  Good.

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