In case you have been living under a rock, the National Football League has been under fire after they couldn't effectively discipline one of their star players, Ray Rice, after he was caught on video knocking his then fiancé in an elevator.
The NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, has, by most accounts, completely mishandled the entire situation with Ray Rice and, the league has several high profile acts of off-field violence by players under investigation by law enforcement.
Most recently, the Minnesota Vikings' running back, Adrian Peterson has been indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child; the Minnesota Vikings are letting Peterson play through the legal proceedings.
So, listen up NFL executives, owners, players and representatives, because I am going to help you effectively deal with your own business.
1. If a player is arrested or indicted for any crime, he is immediately suspended with pay from the league and all organized team activities.
2. Players remain suspended without pay as long as there are charges pending against them.
3. If a player is found guilty of a crime, he is banned from the league without any compensation for the duration of his court-mandated punishment. His team would be given the option of revoking his contract.
4. In addition, the league and the individual teams reserve the right to issue supplementary fines and suspensions to players found to be guilty of crimes.
5. If a player is not found guilty of a crime, their suspension is lifted and they can immediately return to their respective team.
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