Originally posted by Ninerz4Life:
It's pretty obvious we are waiting because Ray Rice got two games for knocking out his wife. How do you justify giving Aldon or anyone else especially if it's pot related more games than a guy who knocked out his wife on film? Because of the s**t storm that created they are trying to put as much distance between Rice and these other cases as they can but that's going to be impossible. Aldon missed 5 games on his own the commish isn't going to triple the punishment he gave Rice. Can you imagine that backlash? He gets four games tops. Maybe it was 6-8 a couple weeks ago until they thought about how that looked. Not to mention Irsay. Nothing has been done!!! Nothing will be done the owners run the commish. Suspending an owner games??? Come on that's just embarrassing. I disagree with a lot of people I think Aldon and Josh are in good spots especially Aldon who looked for help.
Obviously Ray Rice's infraction is way worse, nobody is disputing that. The problem is that Aldon Smith has had countless incidents (a DUI [pleaded down to reckless driving], another DUI, the weapons charge, the airport incident, etc). It's the fact that he keeps shooting himself in the foot that's the problem. He's a repeat offender.
As a Niners fan, I sure as hell hope the suspension is ultimately minor, but as an objective observer I certainly am not going to have any pity for him if he does end up losing a lot of games/money out of this.