Mathachew, on 21 March 2012 - 17:48, said:
Punishments are definitely necessary, but a whole season for the head coach is excessive. As someone illustrated well on twitter: "Sean Payton gets the same length suspension as Donte Stallworth, who killed someone and went to jail." Ridiculous.
Sober or not, he would have hit the guy under the circumstances. Every lawyer knows that he would have gotten off the charges, but he plead guilty as he felt morally culpable for his actions (having a blood alcohol level at .12 in the morning after a night of drinking and driving 10 MPH faster than the speed limit).
I hate it when people spend years in jail for killing/injuring someone that would have been hit despite the drinking. It is not as if taxpayers paying $70k/year to incarcerate the "killer" is going to bring the victim back to life.