Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/4/12
Feel good and not so feel good news out of Packer training camp. On July 31 the Packers teamed up with police and community agencies to give away 500 bike helmets to kids. http://wearegreenbay.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=145572 And it was announced that Linebacker Erik Walden is suspended without pay for one game for violating the personal conduct policy after reaching a deferred judgment agreement in his domestic disorderly case from Thanksgiving.   http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82af432b/article/erik-walden-of-green-bay-packers-suspended-for-season-opener The suspension struck me as interesting because, although most of football nation will hardly note a one game suspension, it shows how football players are treated differently. For good reason, one could argue, our youth emulate them and we demand their handlers, the league, do something when they misbehave in addition to legal sanction. We demand extra-legal punishment. Understand, how many of us in Football Nation know someone ...
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