Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Tank Johnson Given an Eight Game Suspension

Tank Johnson has finally been suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell. Frankly, he got lucky as hell! This is pretty ridiculous suspension compared to what Pacman Jones got. An entire season for 0 convictions, while Tank Johnson violated parol, associated with drug dealers etc, and had several unregistered guns.

Tank Johnson's suspension only includes the first 8 games of the regular season. He can participate in mini camp and preseason, and may even has his suspension cut to only 6 games on good behavior. Unless he really messes up, he will only serve a six game suspension.

The argument could be made that he has paid his dues, spending 45 days in jail. It will definitely be interesting what kind of suspension Goodell may give Vick for his off the field problems.

Johnson finished the day referring to the commissioner as "a fair man". After that decision, I would too if I were the tank. Tank Johnson also said

"One day I want to be the face of the league for guys who have come through adversity, came through it and ultimately became the Man of the Year in the NFL. That would be a tremendous ending to the story."
Good luck, I don't see that happening.


Unknown said...

He seemed sincere in his interview. You never know, Warren Sapp had a bad rep coming into the league and he became a big name in the NFL. Not to mention he developed a fan base that loved hearing him speak.