by Ryan Wilson
Used to be the case that during the NFL season bloggers spent their weekdays recapping the games that just wrapped and previewing those on tap. It was a simpler time.
Now, though, much of my mid-week writing focuses on the NFL's insane stance on player punishment. I could end every post with "things can't get any more ridiculous next week, can they?" And, like clockwork, that's exactly what happens.
Last Thursday, it was announced that the league was fining Steelers safety Ryan Clark$5,000 for memorializing fallen former teammateSean Taylor, which wasn't in accordance with the NFL's mourning policy. Classy.
Sports Bog's Dan Steinberg has thoughtful post on the whole thing, and even talked to to the commissioner about Clark's fine. Roger Goodell, who's more slick politician than high-powered executive, was predictably vague in his response:
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