Critics might howl, but it’s not much different than in other fields, where disgrace in one place can be followed by grace in another place. Besides, we always hear about the arrests but often miss the adjudication (does it matter that Benson was cleared of charges in both Chicago incidents?).
If Johnson’s NFL career is over, it won’t be solely because he argued with his wife after she found a receipt for condoms. It also will be because he’s no longer the same player who registered more than 1,000 yards receiving in seven of eight seasons from 2002-2009. He’s simply not worth the trouble for most would-be employers.
That’s not equal treatment. But it’s fair.
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