Bench Johnny Manziel for domestic violence
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Last week, Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Johnny Manziel was pulled over by the police. Multiple 911 callers had reported that he was driving erratically and he appeared to be holding his girlfriend by the neck in the car. When questioned, Manziel’s girlfriend said that he hit her but in spite of this and Manziel's own admission that he had been drinking earlier in the day, the officers gave him a pass and did not file any charges.
But that doesn’t mean that he should receive a pass from the NFL. Join me in asking the NFL to bench Johnny Manziel until the investigation into his alleged violence is complete.
Just last season, the NFL announced it was taking a stronger stance on domestic violence and sexual assault, and planned to make it clear that violence had no place within the organization. The league’s personal conduct policy was revised to state explicitly that such incidents would be subject to enhanced discipline.
According to this policy, Manziel should be suspended from games. Instead, the NFL is choosing to protect their player and send a message to football fans across the country that domestic violence is acceptable. Manziel has his very own offensive line protecting him from justice.
Enough is enough. We want to see that the NFL’s newly enhanced commitment to ending domestic violence applies to all players.
Please sign my petition asking the NFL to follow its own policy and bench Johnny Manziel.
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