I think what bothers me the most about a seemingly hypothetical but inevitable suspension that is more on-again, off-again than a middle school relationship is that all legal jargon surrounding it sounds so definitive. Well, that and the fact that it has turned an issue as serious as domestic violence into a pissing contest between a billion dollar industry and the Federal Justice System, but not having the law school education to realize that "denies preliminary injunction" really just means "we'll revisit this before week's end" is also pretty fucking infuriating.
At this point, there's not one single ruling that can convince me that this game of 'red light, green light' has reached its conclusion. Contrary to the entire point of the original punishment in the first place, that somehow gives me even less faith in those running the NFL than I have in all seven ownership groups that have run the local Indian restaurant into the ground over the last four years. We are almost at a point where turning an 1/10th of a pound of air pressure into an 18 month investigation seems logical by comparison, because the decreasing time frames between suspended, not suspended, re-instated, unre-instated, re-uninstated, and re-re-instated have become so comically short that - from an incompetence perspective - nothing can even compare. The NFL, with the help of a judicial system that I never knew was this laughably limp-wrested, has just continued to outdo itself in terms of failing to dole out discipline in a timely manner. In a weird way, that's actually impressive.