Tennessee Titan Guilty of Assault?

This weekend a Tennessee Titan intentionly kicked an opposing player in the face. The player was ejected from the game and has been fined by the national football league. So is that enough? What would happen if you or I hit a co-employee at work?

The obvious answers are that we would probably be charged with a crime. I understand the dilemma of where a line is drawn. “Football is a violent sport” and “players hit each other all the time during the game.” However, kicking someone in the face has no place in football or any other business. We all live by the law being and you should not be exempt because you are wealthy or hold a high profile job.

The district attorney in Nashville has a duty to enforce our laws. We have a great District Attorney in Nashville. I have confidence in his judgment and realize not every case is black and white and victims do not always cooperate. However, I would suggest the district attorney consider issuing a statement declaring such actions will not be tolerated in Nashville. Further, if this is not a case for the criminal justice system it may very well be a case for the civil justice system.

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