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Mike Goodson: Stay or Go?

I'm not going to pretend I understand the full situation with Goodson. I'm sure a lot of us feel the same way - the only facts we have are the ones we receive, and we've been receiving conflicting reports - so good luck trying to find out the so-called "truth."

I am absolutely lost on what should happen to Goodson in light of this very troubling incident. Do we cut him and send a clear and immediate message? Or do we gather facts and keep him on the roster if the stories check out and there is limited (if any) criminal liability?

I think it's same to assume that (occasionally) some criminal acts or behaviors are overlooked if the perpetrator has enough star power - e.g. Daryl Washington, Ben Roethlisberger, Braylon Edwards. Other times the hammer falls swiftly and hard - e.g. Titus Young.

How we act on Goodson now will set the tone of both this season and possibly the Idzik administration.

Cutting him now would, to me, show that there is a zero tolerance policy for criminal behavior and prove point blank that this is a competitive environment where players need to keep their noses clean.

Keeping him until the end of the investigation would, to me, show that the team firmly believes that Goodson will contribute to the team and will do everything in its power to protect its valuable players under all circumstances - e.g. Sanchez after the assault allegations at USC, Edwards after his DUI in 2010, Holmes and Calvin Pace after their respective suspensions.

What do you think?

Personally, I am more in favor of cutting Goodson as soon as legally possible, letting him deal with his legal issues while keeping the team free of controversy, and continue with the RB tandem the team has.

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