First, as best as I can guess your take on what happened is the most probable.
I don't believe he has been "given" anything. It may be just POV, but employment at any level is an EXCHANGE, a "deal" between two parties. If one of the parties didn't want to make the deal, it wouldn't happen.Mr. Hardy is a highly-paid person who has been given the privilege to entertain the country at the highest level due to his skill and the willingness of us to pay money into the system. We may not like how that privilege is tied to consequences that the "normal" person may not endure, but he also is able to circumvent some of those consequences because of his money and standing.
OK. We are switching backfrom the NFL to examining the US Legal system now. Yes Hardy's judicial outcome in not typical, but that is because he has MONEY, not athletic ability. Any person with lots of money can game the US Legal system to some significant degree. That is a reasonable discussion, however if you change MONEY to MONEY/FAMILY CONNECTIONS then you could say the same for most countries to varying extent.I simply cannot ignore the idea that a "normal" person would be in jail right now while Hardy is able to continue on the way he is.
The employer is not a surrogate hangman for a defanged judicial system. Should he not be allowed to shop in better stores also? How about eat at better restaurants? What commercial transactions shall we ban him from?The part about it where it is clear that he doesn't "get it" (the rap song and stupid comments in the media) is frustrating, but shouldn't be the reason he loses his job. The big problem is that the system failed here in that he has not had to really suffer any punishment for what he did.
Yep. And that was because Goodell couldn't deal with making a decision, so he just paid to punt the ball.Remember, he was paid while suspended. He got paid,
[he]remained free and didn't even have to succomb to beatings his body takes on Sundays.
He remained free because the US[North Carolina] judicial system could not [fully] convict and punish him, per their own rules.
Yep and that sucks. But I am not going to ask Jerry to become judge, jury and executioner. Although if Hardy is just too loathsome to be around, then can him. Jerry takes his choice and lives with his deal. As consumers we can decide to watch the Cowboys or not, but to STILL watch and decry Jerry for not taking a stand, is just non-sensical. Coaches always tell players work on what YOU control. Fans control remotes and Visa Cards and Stub Hub.Throwing a girlfriend across the room a few times ended up being a pretty good deal for him.
If the fans DECIDE not to show Jerry that Hardy's POR is tiny if not negative, then don't blame Jerry.