The League

THE QUESTION

Are NFL Players Given Too Much Legal Leeway?

From Plaxico Burress to Donte Stallworth to Brandon Marshall, does the criminal justice system treat football players differently?

Posted by Emil Steiner on June 8, 2009 6:24 AM
FROM THE PANEL

A Doomed Court

Modern athletes shouldn't be like Babe Ruth, they should try to be like country musicians.

Posted by Gene Grabowski, on June 8, 2009 6:57 PM

They're Doing The Time

I don't think they're treated differently at all. If they were, folks wouldn't be going to jail.

Posted by Charles Mann, on June 8, 2009 8:56 AM

Are NFL Players Treated Differently by Our Legal System?

You decide if our legal system treats NFL players differently than everyone else

Posted by Reader Poll, on June 8, 2009 8:27 AM

Players Get Gamed

Justice should be equal for all but we've now overcompensated to the point where celebs get a less fair shake.

Posted by Peter Schaffer, on June 8, 2009 7:10 AM

A Walk and a Wink

Whether we like to admit it or not, there is a separate and unequal class of people who get away with things that the rest of us can't

Posted by Doug Farrar, on June 8, 2009 7:06 AM

June 8th Winner: OZPUNK

NFL players are certainly not above the law, but they are subject to a more lenient justice system because we the fans don't want to be disillusioned and are awfully quick to forgive.

Posted by TOP COMMENTER, on June 8, 2009 5:31 AM

Stallworth Pleads Not Guilty

To DUI Manslaughter

Posted by Mark Maske, on June 4, 2009 12:36 PM

FEATURED COMMENTS

caveman1957: yes thay do give football players to many leagal lee ways and if you look at the college team fsu. they should have taken even more from the...

kentonsmith: Are you kidding me? Heck no athletes don't get breaks. It's a war out here against the Black athlete. It's centered around jealousy,dominanc...

SCKershaw: The job of football player is not of a public trust. If they do something to offend me I can just stop watching. They still have to make a l...

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