Oakland Raiders: Reasons why adding Kareem Hunt is an asinine idea

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It’s a privilege, not a right

One thing Hunt’s apologists fail to take into account, is the fact that playing in the NFL is a privilege. It’s not a right. It’s not guaranteed to anybody. Just because you can run a 4.4 or throw a pass 75-yards through the air, that doesn’t somehow entitle you to a career in professional football.

A lot of pro athletes do though, somehow feel entitled to that very thing. And that’s because entities like the NFL coddle and protect them – at least, the really talented guys. Teams and the league have no problem dropping the hammer and “making an example,” of guys who are fringe players. But, when it comes to somebody who’s a top tier name? They bend over backwards to shield them.

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Don’t take our word for it though. Just ask the Chiefs organization and Roger Goodell why they didn’t conduct an actual thorough investigation into the situation. Ask them why a stronger push was not made to obtain the surveillance camera footage they knew existed.

Or is TMZ somehow bigger and more powerful than the NFL? After all, if a trash TV tabloid show was able to get the tape, why couldn’t a multi-billion dollar business like the NFL get their hands on it?

The fact that neither the team, nor the league, did all they could to thoroughly investigate the situation is exactly why some of the league’s top-tier players feel so entitled, and feel so bulletproof. Because in a lot of cases, they are. If not for the existence of a video tape, Ray Rice wouldn’t have been banished, and Hunt wouldn’t be staring down the barrel of a lengthy suspension.

The bottom line is that a lot of people somehow believe having athletic talent entitles you to something, when nothing could be further from the truth. If you want evidence of that, show off a clip of you committing an assault to your boss at work and see what happens.