Bottom line is that altercation is bad publicity for the NFL on national TV with the most popular team nationwide. It further shows the the NFL is falling from grace. Too many reviews, too many penalties, too many suspensions for PEDs etc, too many beat up girlfriends, kneeling for our anthem. NFL will lay the hammer on Garrett to set an example.
Sadly true... the last major league "on the field/court" incident to end in charges was the Malice at the Palace. There was also another incident in minor league baseball where a batter hit the pitcher and catcher with his bat, major injuries caused to the catcher but even then just a 2 year probation.
Honestly it's a bit ridiculous...I'm not sure why these professional athletes get passes for actions the fans watching them would get jail time for.
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I was in the end zone where our game winning touchdown was scored. People were filing out leaving. Me and a buddy were not leaving. When the fumble happened people came racing back into their seats. Never seen anything like it