13 days since the last NFL player arrest
Good for Mike Pence. The vice president left the football game at Indianapolis after 20 San Francisco 49ers “took a knee” during the National Anthem. Now if we get a few thousand more to do so.
Here’s the gripe at the Stately Manor: the Colin Kaepernick Cop(ier)s are protesting … what? Police treatment of black people in the U.S.!??? Didn’t some of those players go to college? Oh, wait, that’s the problem! The result of gender and race studies, advanced degrees in victimization. They have bought into the Ferguson lie of “hands up, don’t shoot.”
They’re protesting the wrong thing!
Of the seldom-questioned narrative that “black men are constantly harassed by the police and routinely brutalized with impunity, even when they have done nothing wrong,” Philippe LeMoine writes in National Review, “This narrative is false.” (The Policy Werkes gives chapter and verse here.)
If the millionaires in pads want to do some virtue signaling, how about protesting the wife beaters, dog fighters, child abusers, gun-waving coke heads, drunk drivers, and cheap-shot artists in their own ranks!
Fans in the cheap seats at the Stately Manor were thinking that as they witnessed Ezekiel Elliott of the CowFelons ply his trade despite the best efforts of the League to suspend the low-life for beating on a woman.
Chicago attorney and radio personality Julie DiCaro writes: “Not to be left out of this moral disaster, cue Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who notoriously signed Greg Hardy after he was found guilty by a North Carolina judge of beating his girlfriend, to declare the team’s support for Elliott.”
After all, the league had recently fumbled the Josh Brown investigation badly, and was still smarting from a U.S. District Court ruling overturning their suspension of Adrian Peterson [who beat his own child].
That’s why the Policy Werkes has laid a direct cable to next year’s likely Nobel Prize winner in science: the NFL Arrest-O-Meter.
This scientific device records that it has been 13 days since the last arrest of an NFL player. Good going, guys! On average, a pro football player is arrested every 7 days. So, this is encouraging. Trump should take credit!
Arrest Danny Trevathan for assault
The leading criminal in the 18 years covered by this metric is one Adam “Pacman” Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals. Implicated in a strip club shooting, punched a woman outside of a bar, punched a cop and a whole buncha other stuff that had to be dropped due to uncooperative witnesses, blah blah blah. (Think they might have been bought off?)
This wonderful public service ranks the teams by criminal conduct. By this metric, the Minnesota Vikings lead the league in criminal activity. The Bears rank 10th, the Packers 16th in the 32-team NFL. (Ahead of Oakland and Dallas)?
Let’s close with Nancy Armour in USA Today, who wrote one year ago:
There’s not enough pink in the world to whitewash the NFL’s continued disregard for women. As the league plasters its fields with pink ribbons and decks its players out in pink cleats and pink towels this month in an effort to fool us into thinking it cares for the health of its female fans, its handling of Josh Brown’s suspension for domestic violence shows what a farce it all is.
“I became an abuser and hurt Molly physically, emotionally and verbally,” the New York Giants kicker wrote in a March 2014 letter to family members and friends that was part of a trove of documents released Wednesday night to USA TODAY Sports, other news outlets and the NFL.
“I viewed myself as God basically and she was my slave.”
Hey Cam Newton, imagine a woman writer! While we’re at it, arrest Danny Trevathan for assault and battery on Davante Adams on September 28 in Green Bay, WI. There were a couple million witnesses.