Don Banks Fucking Gets It

Knowing the NFL and the kind of loyalty it inspires in the people it routinely reams for many tens of millions of tax-free dollars, there are no doubt some who are praising the league and the Baltimore Ravens for having the courage to fire Ray Rice. That’s bullshit, of course, and Sports Illustrated‘s Don Banks agrees:

Sorry, but you don’t get credit for at best getting duped, or at worst, looking for only the facts that supported an outcome minimizing the public relations damage to all concerned. The Ravens and the league badly tarnished themselves with this one. There’s no way around that, and no spin that will stick.

Spot on, Don. Neither the league nor the Ravens seemed particularly interested  in taking action befitting the severity of Ray Rice’s crime; they just wanted it to go away, progressively handing out paltry and patronizing punishments and policies as more and more information became public, until at last they could no longer hide behind their feigned ignorance. They don’t deserve credit. They deserve a kick in the balls.

I would take it a step further: no one deserves credit for standing up to an irascible puke like Ray Rice. It’s what’s fucking expected of you, especially if you’re the goddamned NFL.

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