Forgive them, Tom, because they know not what they do.
That is the guy the NFL framed and vilified. That guy right there. Can you imagine how much hate he might elicit if he was actually the monster everyone seems to think he is? I don’t know if I could. I also don’t know if I can quantify in words his mental toughness. As frustrated and exasperated as he must have been with his name and image dragged through the mud over the last two seasons by vindictive owners and an empty suit commissioner, we found out this week he had more important things on his mind: the health of his mother.