The fourth sentence in the temporary restraining order is, “The question of whether there was credible evidence of domestic abuse is not before the Court.” But people won’t read the ruling.
After the Elliott ruling, the NFLPA issued a statement ripping the league office for its “lack of integrity,” a highly Tweetable phrase that will please the legions who can’t stand Goodell.
But the union statement also lobbed this complaint: “NFL owners have refused to collectively bargain a fair and transparent process that exists in other sports.”
The truth is that player discipline has not been a negotiating priority for Smith, and for a logical reason: it only affects a small percentage of the membership.
He is not the only commissioner who deals with these problems, and I can assure you: whatever Rob Manfred decides to do about the Red Sox stealing the Yankees signs, the backlash will not be as severe as it was for Deflategate.
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