Does Reuben Foster deserve a 6-game suspension? | The Tylt
Does Reuben Foster deserve a 6-game suspension?
After being charged with domestic violence in November, Foster was released on November 25, claimed by the Washington Redskins on November 27, and placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List on the same day, effectively suspending him for the last five weeks of the season.
While the domestic violence charge has been dropped, many people feel Foster should be officially suspended next season. Should Foster be banned for six games, like Ezekiel Elliott was when his abuse allegations came to light?
Like the legal system, the NFL operates on precedent. Ezekiel Elliott was given a six-game ban for domestic abuse allegations a year before he was drafted in the league. Reuben Foster has had two domestic violence incidents while in the league. Being on the Commissioner's Exempt List shouldn't excuse him from deserved punishment. Foster should be suspended six games.
When will the punishment end? Foster had the charges dropped and has never been proven guilty of anything. He shouldn't be punished further when he's already sat out games on the Commissioner's Exempt List. Suspending him for six games would be overkill.