Nope. I don't have a contract with them.<quoted text>I understand that and have no problem with that. I am not questioning their right to punish him. When you break it down to the barebones, the nfl is his employer and the masses are outraged that his employer is not picking up the slack where they feel law enforcement failed. I don't feel that is an employer's responsibility.
If you get drunk and beat someone up outside a bar, but are able to avoid charges, do you think your employer has a responsibility to punish you?
If I did and they could prove that I did it, then yes out of fairness to others they may punish over ethics violation.
But I'm not an ethic's lawyer. Who knows what the true answer is.