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Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was suspended for one game after pleading guilty for resisting arrest. In 2015, Richardson led police on a high-speed chase that topped 140 MPH at some points, with a 12-year-old relative in the car,  Police noted the scent of marijuana in the car, and recovered a pistol, which had been legally purchased.

Tom Brady was suspended for four games, for his role in Deflategate.

Is the NFL suspending players fairly?

NFL fans are crying foul at Richardson’s one-game suspension in light of Brady’s four-game suspension. Richardson had pled guilty to engaging in highly dangerous and potentially lethal behavior, and the NFL deemed that as only worthy of a one-game suspension. Brady may or may not have deflated a ball and yet got a four-game suspension. What gives here?

On the other hand, it all comes down to what Richardson was actually convicted of. Although the circumstances of his arrest weren't great, he’s only really guilty of resisting arrest. It was never proven that his actions were child endangerment, or that he was smoking marijuana in the car. And with Brady, the NFL ruled he cheated during a championship game—two very different things. 

What do you think? Is the NFL being fair or unfair with its suspensions?

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A lot of people are comparing this to Tom Brady's suspension.
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Some pointed out the difference between regulating players' behavior during games and off the field.
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Is the NFL suspending players fairly?
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#NFLFair