Seahawks should discipline Lynch themselves
By 710Sports.com staff
Koren Robinson struggled with severe alcohol problems both during and after his four seasons with the Seahawks.
His story was revisited Wednesday on “Bob and Groz” during a conversation with ESPN NFL business analyst Andrew Brandt regarding potential discipline for Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who could face a league suspension for his recent DUI charge.
Brandt was the Packers’ vice president in 2006 when Green Bay signed Robinson a month after he was arrested and charged with DUI for the second time in two years. Brandt and the Packers figured new NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would suspend the wide receiver, but they weren’t sure for how long.
“We were kind of the first test case for Roger Goodell,” Brandt said. “He’d been on the job for about a week, and he suspended Koren for the entire year.”
Six years later, the NFL is still basing suspensions more on the commissioner’s discretion than on precedent and established rules.
“It’s not a court of law,” Brandt said. “It’s the court of Goodell.”
With that in mind, Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby say in the video below that the Seahawks might be better off trying to work with the NFL and handle the punishment on their own instead of leaving it up to Goodell, which Brandt said they might be able to do.
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