Exclusive outtakes from industry leaders
The NFL is getting a lot of gruff over the fact that some of its players have been taking the “bad boy” persona a wee bit too far. But the league says that most of its players know that violence belongs on the field; not at home, in bars or, say, crossing state lines.
Eric Grubman, the NFL’s top business executive, declined to comment on the incident involving New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress — who shot himself this past weekend.
But Grubman told the Reuters Media Summit that most of the league’s other players behave themselves.
Bad behavior hurts all of us. The fans don’t like it, our sponsors don’t like it, and you know what? The players don’t like it. The vast majority of players are hard working.
We hear about a few players a week, out of 1,600 players, many of them have been out of college a couple of years. To have so few incidents out of the total is really astonishing.