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?