I don’t know if the ironically named Richie Incognito bullied a teammate. If he did, he ought to be punished. Bullying is serious business and ought not be allowed anywhere … even in an NFL locker room. But the case, which has made Incognito the politically incorrect devil of the week, is further evidence, if we needed any, of the wimpification of the National Football League.

Isn’t professional football by its very nature an exercise in legal bullying and violence? Not anymore. First, players are told that they cannot hit one another on the playing field (at least not very hard). Now they can’t be mean to one another. How soon before the league stops keeping score and simply hands out trophies to all participants?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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