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Dan Steinberg
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Dan Steinberg

Washington Post sports blogger and author of the D.C. Sports Bog

Crime, Penalties Stupid


From Dan Steinberg:

I guess the reason why tampering is such a problem is because it starts a slippery slope. If it's ok the day before, then what stops it from being ok a week before, or a month before, or during the third Sunday of October. I don't get it.

Maybe there's a better reason than that.

I think I'd recommend instead that the NFL opens up another window to allow for pre-deadline discussions, as they were considering. I mean, I have a pretty limited pool of outrage for pro sports tomfoolery, and by the time I get through steroid use and occasional crime and "student-athletes" and stadium giveaways and the state of RFK and season ticket "waitlists" and the DH and the play-in game, I just don't have much left for lunch meetings several days before lunch is supposed to be eaten.

So if the crime is stupid, the penalties are also stupid.

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 26, 2009; 12:23 PM ET  | Category:  Free Agency , NFL , Roger Goodell , Washington Redskins Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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