NFL's drug policy

What kind of message is the NFL sending the youth of America when they suspend Leon Lett for 1/2 the season for testing positive to illegal substances for the 5th time? He has been caught 5 times, after several attempts in rehab, yada, yada, yada… I say kick his ass out of the league and set some kind of meaningful precedent.

The thing is, it’s hard to say exactly what violated the substance abuse policy. Most of us assume it was marijuana, but it could have been as little as having a beer. Personally, I do not care greatly whether Leon Lett’s brownies have extra ingredients, but it is difficult to tell exactly what is going on given the secrecy surrounding the process. Salary cap considerations also enter the picture. Either ban the guy for life, after due warning, or repair the whole process.

Christ, what an imagination I’ve got…