The author puts a positive spin on Goodell in this fine article, but then read the list at the bottom for the nature of the crimes just in the last year.
Note also the players have access to the best legal assistance as most of us would not, not to mention greater financial resources, to give them bigger breaks at the end of the day. This is true even for repeat offenses in some examples like Juqua Parker of Philadelphia who had another drug offense over the weekend.
Most of the rest of us doing any of the same would just be out of a job with or without conviction in this economy. :thdn: