NEW YORK CITY- It’s the richest sports league in the world but these days no one is talking about the game.
The NFL stands for No Fun League and these days all the criminal behavior off-the-field. With all the recent headlines about violence you might think that’s the most common crime committed by NFL players. Nope, DUI is number one. Just ask Josh Brent who killed Dallas Cowboy teammate Jerry Brown in 2012.
Anheuser Busch, PepsiCo, McDonald’s, Visa and Campbell’s Soup all agree what’s going on isn’t “Mmm Mmm Good” and they’ve told the NFL they aren’t happy. You can’t blame them, they want the “bang for their buck” to come off the football field, not in an elevator.
Texans owner Bob McNair has been criticized for only drafting “nice guys.” That could be why the Texans tied with the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams for squeakiest-clean teams in the league… according to tabulations of arrests by franchises. Not so for the Minnesota Vikings who’ve had 44 arrests which is the most in the NFL since 2000.
It’s a standard joke that the NFL stands for “Not For Long” when it comes to players hanging around in the league. If Roger Goodell and the owners don’t take a permanent stand against players breaking *ANY* laws, then it may be the *fans* that don’t hang around for long.