By Brandon J. Koch
NFL vice president of football operations and former Bills player Troy Vincent talked about and defended the NFL’s decision on suspension length for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski,
Vincent: “We evaluated, and the one game is where we landed,” Vincent said Wednesday. “It was Rob’s first action of this kind. You want to be fair and firm, but not excessive.”
Fair and firm? First kind of action? Is this for real? So someone who isn’t a first time offender can go and lay a cheap shot on a player who is laying down with face mask on the ground? Any player can just do that then, right?
Vincent said that Gronkowski’s late hit was labeled as a “non football act.”
It gets better…
Vincent said the fact that White went into concussion protocol as a result of Gronk’s cheap shot did not factor into the punishment.
“We never look at the result. It’s always the act of,” Vincent said. “We don’t get into the result or the intent. And then when you look at the non-football act, the only thing you want to look at is history and precedent.”
What are you doing NFL? I could be the only one on this, but how does it make sense. The result of the hit, especially it pertaining to the head and concussion has to be factored in.
I thought the league was serious about head injuries?
Get real, NFL.