If you are the president/CEO of a company and a mid-level employee committed a crime during non-working hours, should you resign or be fired because of it?
I have posed this question to several people the last few days, but no one will answer the question. They only say Roger Goodell needs to be fired. I respond by repeating the question, and asking them to answer. The people end the conversation abruptly.
So, I now pose the question to the world and beg someone to please answer it with a yes. And, when and if you do, please explain what company policy you broke that would be grounds for your immediate termination.
People have quickly forgotten the issue at hand is not Roger Goodell. It is that Ray Rice beat his then fiancée Janay in an elevator. I have watched the video several times and at no point did Goodell enter that elevator and strike anyone. At no point did Goodell spit on Janay. So, why have all these experts made this the Goodell problem, while the person who committed these heinous acts is not even mentioned any more?
To top it off there is now an investigation by a former FBI director into how long the NFL has had the video. So, valuable resources of time, money and an expert are going to be wasted just to tell us how long the NFL has had the video? How is all this relevant? Goodell is not the officer, judge or jury. The domestic violence incident did not happen during working hours or on NFL property.
Instead we are wasting time on something that has no impact on the true issue.
Talking about wasting time, resources and valuable tax payer’s money, my guess is these people are learning from Congress. The Republicans have decided they want to use my money, your money and every other American’s money to sue the President. Yet, these same folks are sending us into another government shut down.
While they are putting our income and livelihoods on the line, they are using our money while they will continue to get paid even if we go into a shut down.
Why don’t we use tax payer’s money and expert resources for something good? Something such as trying to find out what really happened to Michael Brown. Something such as ending human sex trafficking. Something such as making America better.
Yet instead there is an absence of logic and common sense coming from the plethora of experts on social media saying Goodell should be fired because Ray Rice hit his woman and the President should be sued because we are not from the same political party.
This is being written on a day in which America is remembering the worst terrorist attacks on our soil. It was a time when Americans were brought close together and vowed to be united. But in the 13 years since, we have become more divided than ever.
We have entered a time where we don’t focus on the real problem at hand. We focus on what those people who think they are experts say we should focus on. We have lost the ability to think for ourselves. Instead we say things just because it is a trending topic and what everyone else is saying.
We have voted officials into office who worry more about wasting our money than fixing our country.
We have lost all consciousness in the fact that the issue is not the NFL, it is that a man beat a woman.
We have placed the focus onto circumstances that will have no meaning to the outcome in order to avoid the true problem.
We have lost all vision in trying to be the best country in the world, just to be part of the conversation on Facebook or Twitter.
The answer is simple: working together to make America better. The problem is it is hard find the question to get there with the absence in logic and common sense that is displayed by most.
So let’s start by answering the first question, if you are the president/CEO of a company and a mid-level employee committed a crime during non-working hours, should you resign or be fired because of it?