Adam Silver Rationalizes Puny Rajon Rondo Suspension With B.S.
December 16 / Jake O'Donnell / SportsGrid
Instead of making an example of Rajon Rondo -- who used a homophobic slur while attacking openly gay NBA referee Bill Kennedy -- Adam Silver thinks the real punishment will come in the court of public opinion. Apparently it's not the league's place to rewrite the rules when it comes to suspending players for behavior you can be arrested for off the court. Of course when an owner says something bigoted, the league feels totally within it's rights to pressure him into selling the team. But a player? Pff -- punishing them is your job, America.
I'm surprised Commissioner Silver's voice didn't crack during his interview with Adrian Wojnarowski, seeing as it has become obvious that the NBA Players' Association has him firmly by the balls.
Silver tried everything in his power to justify the laughably short one-game suspension, going as far as saying anything longer would've effectively outed Bill Kennedy, who came out on his own volition after the suspension was handed down on Monday. Ya, right, because basketball fans are that perceptive. Give me a break.
No one's asking you to make Rajon Rondo "an example" -- we're asking you to be fair. He called an employee of the NBA "a mother fucking faggot." Would your boss be cool if you said that to one of your co-workers? Would your boss ignore the fact that you said it to someone who was gay? Exactly.
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