The NFL should hold Ezekiel Elliot to a higher standard than the law
Ezekiel Elliott ended his three-day long appeal of his six-game suspension for violation of the NFL player conduct policy today, and according to multiple reports, there is a good chance the suspension will be reduced.
Many who oppose the suspension think that because Elliott was not criminally prosecuted for the alleged domestic violence that led to the suspension, he shouldn’t have been suspended to begin with.
Colin disagrees. He thinks the standard for NFL player conduct should be higher than the criminal legal threshold, and because he is a part of a visible multi-billion-dollar corporation, the NFL should have a higher standard, not just the bare minimum to avoid criminal prosecution. If Elliott does have games shaved of his suspension, Colin doesn’t think he should have it drastically reduced.
The Celtics are the clear winners of the Kyrie Irving trade
After an extensive back and forth, the Cavs and Celtics completed the Kyrie Irving trade. Colin thought if the Cavs were able to pry rookie Jayson Tatum away because of Isaiah Thomas’ hip condition, it could be argued they would have won the trade. Instead, they got a relatively worthless future second round pick.
In the end, the Celtics are the clear winners here. They get one of the few legitimate stars in the NBA, and the Cavs get a bunch of “pieces.” Colin has issued his final ruling on the deal, and Boston is the clear winner here. 3 Honda Civics aren’t equal to a Mercedes.
Seth Joyner – Former Pro Bowl linebacker is in-studio to talk Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension appeal, and if tanking is a bad strategy in the NFL.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider joins the show to talk Lakers’ tampering fine; Bos/Cle completing the Kyrie trade; and why he isn’t convinced LeBron is headed to L.A.
Matt Leinart – FS1 College Football Analyst is in-studio to talk about the dangers of getting drafted by a bad organization; if Sam Darnold should stay in school next year; and why he isn’t sold on Josh Rosen, yet.
Phil Savage – Former NFL GM and Senior Bowl Director joins the show to discuss the upcoming season; how this quarterback class stacks up against last year; and why Alabama will be in the mix again, despite losing players to the NFL.