Carter’s Corner: 5 Things the NFL Would Rather See a Player Do Than Sack Tom Brady


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The Falcons had a tough time getting pressure on Tom Brady through the majority of the game, and even when they finally got to him for a seemingly huge play that would get them a chance to put together a potential game-winning TD drive, a very, um, odd roughing the passer call was given by the officiating crew. This, combined with a litany of other instances showing how the NFL protects TB12, is why I have decided to compile 5 things the NFL would rather a player do than sack Tom Brady. 

1. Get Arrested For Aggravated Assault

Saints safety Marcus Maye was arrested this past September for aggravated assault with a firearm. Want to guess how many games he was suspended? I’ll give you a hint; the number rhymes with “hero.”

2. Get Arrested For Battery Resulting In Substantial Bodily Harm

Saints running back (noticing a pattern here?) Alvin Kamara was arrested in February in Las Vegas for battery resulting in substantial bodily harm. Another Saints player suspended for the amount of games that rhymes with the last name of a 2-time Academy Award winning actor that starred in Goodfellas. 

3. Get A Concussion And Not Come Out Of The Game

As we have seen in the past few weeks with Tua Tagovailoa’s concussion problems and with the Bucs Cameron Brate being able to return to play despite getting absolutely rocked by teammate Chris Godwin, the NFL’s concern with player safety is (like every other program instituted by corporations to try and advocate for non-billionaire members of society) very much surface level. 

4. Get Arrested For And Plead Guilty To Domestic Abuse

The list of these domestic violence cases in the NFL is endless, but one specifically I can focus on is Tyreek Hill, who was arrested in December 2014 for domestic abuse of his then-pregnant girlfriend. Hill was in college at the time, but Kansas CIty seemed cool with it enough to spend a fifth-round draft pick on him, and no one seems to care about this case (or any other legal case that involves celebrities). 

5. Drive Drunk

Another list of players that is too long to count, DUIs are commonplace in the NFL, and if you have one in your past, the NFL will likely look past it as long as you’re a good enough player (for which the bar is pretty low in regards to DUIs).

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