1.Try using that logic with some of the family members who lost loved ones to a drunk driver. " Well this guys ok because he didn't actually kill anyone that time". I cant argue on the legal process because its just plain idiotic. I myself involved with the Marine Corps for some time advocated for the harshest punishment possible every time an incident occured. For whatever reason our society has adopted the "boys will be boys" mentality on the issue. I agree it is much more damning to be involved in a domestic abuse situation than DUI/DWI and that is complete nonsense. One continuously claims lives by the thousands annually while the other still terrible is simply not on that level.
2.Either you are missing my point or purposefully ignoring it. I understand players are treated differently, but the Ravens are the ultimate hypocrites for taking a harsh stance simply because they screwed up with the Ray Rice fiasco. You and I both know if they had stopped the release of the second video (like they were attempting to do ) he still would have been on the team. He would have been no different then all the other legal cases they allowed to stay on the team.
1) "One continuously claims lives by the thousands annually while the other still terrible is simply not on that level." Which one is not on what level? I can't tell what point you're trying to make. Whether or not somebody gets hurt absolutely matters on the crime. Yes DUI is terrible and a danger to everyone. But let's make an analogy. If you illegally discharge a weapon, you might get probation or maybe jail time. Maybe a misdemeanor. If you illegal fire a discharge and injure someone, or illegally discharge a non registered weapon, or something, you're probably getting a felony. The course of events matter. Or even simpler. If you Jwalk, nothing is probably going to happen. If you run across the street with oncoming traffic and cause someone to swerve and hit someone, you're getting in a lot of trouble. 2) Here's my point that nobody is hitting on. DUI is a symptom of a bigger problem, alcoholism. Problems with drugs and alcohol are a personal problem that can be fixed. That is why teams are more willing to deal with that type of transgression, because the person can IMPROVE. The person can FIX himself. When it comes to DV, that person is generally a scumbag, and there isn't much you can do to fix it. There's nothing you can do to shake the image either. 3) You said "If the Ravens want to be politically correct and win the hearts and minds of the people they will never win another championship." and later went on to say they were hypocrits.. So are you saying we shouldn't bar DV offenders? What's wrong with trying to build a team of good people after having a few missteps along the way ?