Roger Goodell has ruled the NFL with an iron fist during his opening months as NFL commissioner, recently handing down suspensions the way PacMan Jones tosses dollar bills at a strip club. And there are more suspensions to come. But there is one person who has escaped Goodell’s wrath, but probably deserves to be suspended more than anybody for damaging the image of the league.
That man is Tony Dungy.
Dungy deserves a lengthy suspension for his thoughts on discrimination, mainly against homosexuals who are denied basic human rights. Funny, people wonder if a gay athlete could ever come out of the closet during his playing career. But it's not so much the players, but coaches such as Dungy who make that scenario unlikely.
Players such as Jones, Mike Vick and Tank Johnson have fed the NFL’s renegade image, it's the actions of Dungy that are much more damaging. The players might possibly be good guys who have made poor choices, but Dungy has made a conscious decision to segregate homosexuals. What's worse is that Dungy believes that he is a good guy.
"We're not anti- anything else. We're not trying to downgrade anyone else. But we're trying to promote the family -- family values the Lord's way," Dungy said in March.
You mean Esera Tuaolo doesn’t deserve to raise his family and his children because Dungy doesn’t believe in homosexuality? Forget all of the trouble with drunk driving, speeding and guns, this seems much more disgusting. And if Goodell really wants to clean up the image of the league he will suspend Dungy.