To use a football analogy awkwardly, if this isn’t jumping on the pile, I don’t know what is.
Roger Goodell decided to give a conditional reinstatement to Michael Vick, meaning that he can play for the league if a team signs him. BUT, just for no reason at all, a 4-game suspension might be issued to Vick, because he was a very bad person and deserves to be kicked while he’s trying to shape his life together.
There is absolutely no point for this possible suspension. It’s the equivalent of offering someone a high-five, and then when they go for it, quickly running your hand through your hair next to your ear. This could potentially kill any chance Vick would have of signing with a team. Seriously, the man has suffered enough, by losing almost everything he owns, getting suspended indefinitely from the league before, and serving jail time.
Four games doesn’t do anything to prove a point. It’s incredibly inane. Like it says in the article, it’s basically double jeopardy. What’s a longer suspension than an indefinite suspension, that Vick has had for about two years now? I don’t know what you’re trying to say with this additional punishment, Goodell, but it’s not necessary.