Thursday, September 14, 2006
NFL commissioner Opie Goodell does not have your back. The league will not fine or suspend Bengals Robert Geathers for his vicious hit on a defenseless Trent Green. The league reasoned that Green was not important enough to really be worth any trouble.
"Let me tell you, if Green had a dad who was a former quarterback or a brother playing quarterback in the league, we would have thrown the book at Geathers," said league spokesman Brian Gooberman. "Do you think we are going to go out of our way to protect a guy like Green? He has gray hair for crying out loud. Our commissioner dies his hair, and this quarterback thinks he doesn't have to? If anything, Geathers did us a favor."
Other low profile quarterbacks such as Chad Pennington, J.P. Losman, Brad Johnson, etc. have all been put on notice.