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Should the NFL allow players with a criminal history to continue to play?

  • Crims r cool

    For the most part, NFL players with a criminal history should be allowed to play. I think for the most part, NFL players with a criminal history should be allowed to play. If they have done their time whether in jail or in community service, then they have paid their debt to society and should not be further punished by not having a job. We say that we have a prison and justice system to rehabilitate those who have broken the law. If a person has gone through these systems then we should trust that they have been rehabilitated or the system is broken.

  • Yes NFL should

    NFL should allow players with criminal history to continue playing, taking into consideration that, what happened in the past, they might had already being punished, and there is no reason whatsoever to continue punishing them by denying them a chance to continue playing in the NFL. Secondly, most of these players with criminal records must have already turned to a new leaf and if NFL was to re-punish them again it wont be reasonable at all.

  • For the most part, NFL players with a criminal history should be allowed to play.

    I think for the most part, NFL players with a criminal history should be allowed to play. If they have done their time whether in jail or in community service, then they have paid their debt to society and should not be further punished by not having a job. We say that we have a prison and justice system to rehabilitate those who have broken the law. If a person has gone through these systems then we should trust that they have been rehabilitated or the system is broken.

  • Respect the game

    Any player with charges ranging from violent behaviors, robbery, sexual assault, major drug offenses , or gang relations should NOT BE eligeable to play any professional sports. Professional sports should be just that professional (in behavior on and off the field). These guys are role models. In other licensed professions (doctors, cpa, nurses) violent or drug related offenses are reasons to lose those licenses that allow the individual to practice and lose their job. Why is the standards different with sports? Don't understand - we should be held to HIGHER standards and roll models that the youth can look up to.

  • Bad influence on future generations

    Players who have done Violent crimes and are Animal Abusers or participate in the abuse of animals in some way should not be allowed to play in the NFL. It is a bad influence to young prospective football players by telling them that it doesn't matter if I get caught because I will have money and talent to buy my way out of anything. That is not a good message to send children at all. Players who commit a crime while in the NFL should not be allowed to come back PERIOD and those who already have crimes under there belt should never be allowed to be signed PERIOD. This would not only set a good example but those who want to be professional football players would be less likely to commit a crime for fear of never being in the NFL.

  • No, they shouldn't

    Not with a violent criminal history. I am a little bit more indifferent to other stuff though. I think if they have a violent criminal history, they shouldn't be trusted to play with people in a physical game. I think that is going to promote or "feed" whatever violence is already within them.

  • Players with a criminal history harm the reputation of professional football.

    Football is under increasing criticism over criminal conduct by players, and allowing these players to continue to receive astronomical salaries casts a bad light on professional football, especially given the extent to which many children idolize professional athletes. There are plenty of skilled players coming out of college who don't have this unfortunate baggage. The league can easily replace the worst offenders.


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