Found April 05, 2012 on This Given Sunday:
When we hear a comment, regardless of its importance, context is everything, and sometimes it takes the passage of time to bring to light the true context behind things players and coaches say. As we all know by now, Gregg Williams was slammed with an indefinite suspension last month by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The penalty is the most severe punishment ever handed down to a coach in the history of the league, and it sent a strong message. That message was sent and received, but I'm beginning to wonder if such a harsh punishment put Goodell into a corner in future cases. In January, Giants linebacker Jacquain Williams made a very questionable comment about 49ers punt returner Kyle Williams. Jacquain Williams said, "The thing is, we knew he had four concussions, so that was our biggest thing, was to take him outta the game". Even at the time of the comment, it was pushing the boundary between what is acceptable. I would argue that the comment crossed the ...
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