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Tim RoederMs. HarrellW131-Exploratory Essay15 September 2014I like to think that everyone enjoys sports. Even those who say they don’t deep down can at least tolerate watching a sporting event. My favorite sport is football, specifically at the professional level of the National Football League, or NFL for short. I love the fast-paced action of the game, the athleticism on display from the players, the bone crunching hits and the atmosphere that can be found at a football stadium. Still, there is an issue with the system in which it is run. Players get off with crimes they commit with no consequence, they live in their own society and some players have lost all sense of humility.Do NFL players deserve to get off the hook with little to no consequence? Drug use and domestic violence seem to be today’s topic of choice. Almost every team has a player who recently has gotten in trouble for one of the two, most notably Josh Gordon and Ray Rice. But what should their punishment be? The NFL usually suspends or fines players when they do something wrong/illegal. Actions that would get other citizens thrown in prison for are just taken from a player’s salary. Case in point are the league’s disciplinary actions towards players such as Ray Rice, Josh Gordon, Greg Hardy, Justin Blackmon, Jerome Simpson and even executives like Jim Irsay.