The NFL is back in full swing to the rejoice of millions with a full slate of preseason games beginning yesterday and throughout the weekend, but not everyone is happy.
Bill Simmons, the ever-outspoken boss at Grantland, host of the BS Report and co-host of NBA Countdown on ESPN/ABC voiced some displeasure with the NFL on his personal twitter account on Friday afternoon, moments after news broke that Miami Dolphins starting safety, Reshad Jones, has been suspended four games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
It’s good to have the NFL back – I didn’t realize how much I missed PED suspensions, hypocrisy and consistently atrocious leadership .
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) August 8, 2014
The NFL has been an easy target in recent weeks, what with Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice suspended for only two games after he was videotaped dragging his unconscious fiancee-now wife- out of an Atlantic City casino elevator being the leader int eh clubhouse for consistently inconsistent discipline from the league.
Considering Rice is suspended for half the length of time that Jones is suspended or potentially one-eighth for what Josh Gordon is facing for another failed drug test for marijuana, which just so happens to be legal in the states that were home to the two participants in last year’s Super Bowl, and you can see where this sarcasm from Simmons comes from.
Do you agree with the intent of Simmons’ tweet or are you of the mindset that you’re excited that the games are actually back on your television and the off-the-field drama can go away?
I think he makes a pretty good point in typical Simmons fashion.