- Oct 25, 2005
The NFL and Roger Goodell give the impression that they really do have a Wheel of Justice, as opposed to a coherent, consistent set of policies and punishments.
The NFL's seemingly random punishment of its players is often a topic of discussion around here. I think it would be interesting to have a thread where we track the league's punishment both to analyze and to have as a reference.
I'll start it off with the most recent:
Big Bang Clock suspended 2 games (pending appeal) for his H2H hit on Torrey Smith. This is the 2nd two game suspension sentence for BMW for an illegal hit with the first being reduced to 1 game after appeal (2013). He has been fined a total of 5 times for illegal hits but has only faced suspension for the last two.
Merriweather claims he led with his shoulder as taught by his coaches and the receiver changed position.