Where is the leadership in the NFL? If it genuinely cared about striking a leader image among the players and its communities, it would toss players out of the organization who practiced domestic violence, were convicted of substance abuse, developed a reputation for unnecessary violence in the game, and had a penchant for similar behaviors that would be cause for termination.
I understand the organization wants to leave decision making to individual teams and team management. However, there has to be a higher level set of ethics and standards that is an overarching mandate for all teams. It is no different than corporations requiring its operating locations to operate within corporate-wide ethics and standards.
Where is the zero tolerance policy for this $12+ billion industry?
The league has a huge, highly visible, leadership role in the sports world and in communities.
There are a number of players who set great examples for their teams, on the field, and in their communities. There are!
The organization do the same!
***** S&E *****