Tyreek Hill Is Featured In The NFL's New Twitter Header, And There's Only One Small Problem With That...
Call me crazy, but I have a much bigger problem with someone who beat and choked his pregnant girlfriend making a living in a league that's supposedly taken a strong stance against domestic abuse than I do with the presence of his picture atop said league's social media account. I just can't get myself too riled up about the NFL's decision (likely some completely tone deaf intern's decision) to glorify the recent achievements of someone that plead guilty to assaulting a woman after they, themselves, gave him the opportunity to make millions of dollars as their employee.
I guess I could rant about how unfathomable dumb it is to draw more attention to the emergence of an athlete whose past makes Roger Goodell and Co. look insanely hypocritical, but it seems like that's just par for the course with how they conduct business. I can't say I know for certain, but I have reason to believe that all the money they've cost themselves by alienating certain demographics has been more than made up for by the money they've saved by refusing to hire anyone who is mildly competent in public relations. The sunk cost of doing everything they can to spite themselves is counteracted by the time and effort they don't put into making sure they're actions aren't deemed head-scratchingly offensive. I'd love to tell you that's an ass-backwards way to run a company, but the NFL is basically lapping any and all of it's competition.
It's genuinely starting to feel like a multibillion dollar organization's mission statement is "just stupid enough to work". It's like the shitty viral video that you can't stop watching even though you low-key hate yourself everything time you do. It's become readily apparent that NFL's idea of "protecting the shield" is leaving the shield unsupervised while they go out binge drinking, leave their phone in the car, and hope the house isn't completely burnt down when they get back. They say there is no right way to parent, so it's tough to hate on a wrong way that gets results.