Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Dom asked to sit

I hate seeing this kind of story, but it's reality. Dom Rhodes has been suspended by the league for a quarter of the season for violating the substance abuse policy.

This is actually a quite different situation than the other suspensions we've been seeing around the league this year. The league's substance abuse program has a long standing process. By rule, this isn't Dom's first offense. In all likelihood it is only tangentially related to the traffic issue the Star article mentioned, and possibly has nothing to do with it. In other words, Dom had some kind of run in with the league while a Colt, but first offenses are not revealed.
According to the policy (, suspension can't occur until a third offense. In other words, Dom has a lot of other issues going on than just this DWI (pleaded down to reckless driving).

Personally, for Dom, I hope he can get himself cleaned up. For the team, this goes to show perhaps one more reason why they didn't pursue resigning him.

1 comment:

coltsfanawalt said...

Always safe to trust Polian and Dungy. They know things we just can't. Polian is a proven GM at building a successful franchise from a talent aspect alone. Both men are very concerned about character, which has kept distractions minimal (See Bengals), while allowing them to focus on the main thing - winning football games.

I've questioned their draft picks and releases before; but in the end, they prove why they get paid the big bucks to make the tough decisions.