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Should The NFL Take Action Against Dante Fowler, Jr. For Encouraging Two Women To Fight?

Submitted by on February 23, 2016 – 3:45 pmNo Comment
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If you’ve seen the video that TMZ Sports released this morning that features Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler, Jr. “refereeing” a fight between the mother of his child and his current girlfriend, then you already know that Fowler is probably going to land in hot water as a result of his actions. While the video is only about 30 seconds long and features more still shots than actual video, there is still evidence in it that suggests that Fowler encouraged the two women to fight. He is seen stepping in between the women at the beginning of the video before making a signal that appears to tell the women to start fighting. And then, he is seen stepping back and taking the fight in. You can watch here, though we should warn you that what you are about to see is appalling:

Fowler, Jr. himself doesn’t get in on the action. He doesn’t put his hands on either of the women, except to break up the fight at the end. But even with that in mind, it’s hard to watch this and think that the NFL won’t take some type of action against him. They have already vowed to investigate the fight—an NFL spokesman called the video “disturbing” when TMZ Sports reached out to him today—and all indications are that Fowler, Jr. will be punished in some way for his role in the fight between the women, even though he wasn’t an active participant in it.

Question is: How should the NFL go about punishing him? The video falls into a grey area that ins’t easy to police. If NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell comes down too hard on him, his punishment probably won’t stick after an appeal. If he doesn’t punish him at all, there will an outcry against Fowler, Jr. So it will be interesting to see how the NFL ultimately chooses to handle Fowler, Jr.’s situation. How do you think the league should go about punishing Fowler, Jr. after seeing the video?

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