Post by kds on Apr 26, 2019 17:48:22 GMT
I think, like with music, movies, or other forms of entertainment, some fans tend to forget that the athletes are human. And, with you take the amount of players in the National Football League, I think the percentage of players who commit crimes is actually far less than the percentage of the general population.
"and the fans." That's one very interesting development: I think that a big part of this crackdown is coming because the NFL has put forth a lot of effort in the past 10 years or so to market to women. It has worked, with "Sunday funday" being a part of many young women's vocabularies (at least around my office); they incorporate brunches, fantasy football, and friend-group get-togethers into the football experience at a rate that astounds me when I think of my childhood or even young adulthood.
But I think the combination of more female fans' attention plus the general societal changes have made us more aware of those off-the-field issues, and less tolerant of them.
Honestly I am never quite sure how much of it the league should get into, versus just referring everything to law enforcement. If it were my league, I'd prefer to let the authorities handle things at that level.
I just see why its an issue with rags like 12Up, TMZ, and other "gotcha" sites out there to expose every wrong doing, but I agree that this should be private matters.