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26 May 2014
This week's MMQB has an exclusive interview with Tom Brady, as well as takes on the Jim Irsay and Ray Rice off-field situations.
Posted by: Rivers McCown on 26 May 2014
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29 May 2014, 4:53pm by
I love how so many reports on the Irsay charges make a point out of saying this is his first "legal" offense.
About ten years ago, he admitted to forging prescriptions for painkillers. The prosecutors on the case forewent charging him because they determined that distribution was not involved; rather, the illegally obtained drugs were for his personal use, and, in their discretion, they did not file charges. (The abuse of prosecutorial discretion is the untold story of the War on Drugs, especially if you're not the beneficiary of said discretion.)
The NFL, when asked, refused to divulge the nature of its handling of Irsay, but assured all involved that it was being monitored and appropriate steps taken, all the while asking for a respect for privacy that is rarely afforded to players caught in drug use.
So, the whole idea of "first offense" is hair-splitting in the worst possible way. Jim Irsay deserves no more consideration than anyone else caught in multiple drug offenses. So why is he getting it?
As far as the spectre of an addled Irsay storming the locker room to fire people while under the influence, Peter King need look no further than Mike McCormack. Of course, that would require actual reporting.
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