A huge story in my opinion. First of all, it’s quite rare for a billionaire to be arrested for these types of charges. Obviously, he’s got the money for the absolute best legal defense money can buy. Plus, even if he wasn’t the owner of an NFL franchise, I’d imagine any billionaire’s social circle will include lawmakers at both the state and federal levels as well as judges.
Second, what does the NFL do about this? The commissioner works for the owners. I’m going to assume that the NFL can really only take action if the majority of the owners agree on this and I’m not sure they would.
Is this a huge black eye for the NFL? Player DUIs have been a huge offseason issue for the NFL, and over the past couple of years they’ve extended to the front office and now at the ownership level.