SHOULD PRO SPORTS EXECS BE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD?
This brings us to the above question on accountability and standards. NFL players usually face a 4 game suspension for violating the Leagues substance abuse policy and have to enroll in substance abuse counseling. Players are heavily monitored for the remainder of the season. Also, these players are hit with heavy fines by the league and their respective teams. Should League executives, such as Irsay, be held to a higher standard and should they be punished by the league in a more severe way? Some analysts and other NFL executives are calling for drug treatment and an indefinite suspension for Jim Irsay. As of Wednesday morning Irsay had checked himself into a “medical” facility which spells out DETOX under medical supervision. We will have to wait and see if he checks into rehab after that. We will also have to wait and see about his punishment from the NFL.