Keeping it simple here, but I should have a right to own a firearm for the same reason people should have the right to have an abortion, marry someone of the same gender, smoke pot, or a ton of other things and thats because it isn't hurting anybody else for me to do so, therefore it shouldn't be any of their business. I favor maintaining or legislating a legal status for everything I just mentioned even though I've never done any of it and have never owned a firearm. Sure some firearm owners are irresponsible, and an extremely tiny percentage of firearms end up involved in illegal activities, but I have no idea how that gets extrapolated into everyone being forced to justify a "right" thats existed without much debate for over two centuries. Now, of course, reasonable people can disagree about registration or waiting periods or whatnot but thats different from the existence of the core right to own a firearm.
Once the media decides you are a scumbag there isn't much you can do about it other than kiss their ass and hope they change their mind. Just look at how long its taken poor Cam to get away from all the baggage the media put on him when he came into the league and he's been a fuggin angel for four years, except for all those towel wearing episodes that the media thought proved its narrative. Sure, guilty or not, Greg is an idiot but professional sports are full of idiots, not to mention cheaters, liars and people CONVICTED of much more serious crimes than Greg has ever even been accused of committing. So one has to wonder just what is it about the Greg Hardy case that has made him the sports medias #1 villain for over a year now?
When I told my wife I had bought tickets to the Colts Monday night game she responded to the effect of , "Good. I hope we kick that son of a bitch Lucks ass on national TV. I can't stand that piece of poo that thinks he's too good to come here and play." Now you have to understand that I've never said anything to her about Andrew Luck and had no idea that she had more than a passing awareness of his existence. I don't know how she developed this deep hatred of the guy but I certainly appreciate her passion.
I'm of the opinion that the only reason CJ is still on the roster is that it would have been cost prohibitive to cut him at any point prior to this season. After this season, it becomes much more palatable, financially, to do so. I expect this will be his last year unless hes willing to take a pay cut to something commensurate with his performance.
I would say the last thing Dave wants to do in the regular season is give a guy who has never made any real money 15-20 million guaranteed. That kind of thing can lead to all kinds of "distractions". Better to keep him playing his ass off for that money at the end of the season.