RUSH: So Bart Scott, not knowing anything, believed what he read, and he was out there saying that I had no business being in the league. He’s now a CBS Sports analyst, and he was on CBS This Morning discussing with Norah O’Donnell the suspension of Ray Rice: Two games for knocking out his fiancee and dragging her out of an elevator.
O’DONNELL: A two-game suspension. I mean, the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, has issued tougher suspensions for smoking marijuana and driving under the influence. What’s going on here?
SCOTT: Well, it’s not policy, really, in the conduct detrimental. You know, we have numerous cases of, you know, PEDs and marijuana. I think this may be something that’s gonna spark policy. They have to first, you know, put into policy and have things in there written out where, you know, they can state that this is what’s gonna happen.
RUSH: What Bart Scott’s saying there is that, well, there’s no policy against hitting your girlfriend in the NFL, but that there might be now. So their hands are kind of tied. They’re making it up as they went along ’cause there wasn’t any policy. There’s policies on performance-enhancing drugs, and there’s policy on marijuana, and there’s policy on driving under the influence, and there’s stated punishments.
There’s no policy against hitting your fiancee or your wife and dragging her out of an elevator at a casino in Atlantic City in full view of a hidden camera. That’s what he means when he says they’re gonna have to put it into policy and have things in there written out where you know they can state that this is what’s gonna happen, meaning punishment.