Adam Silver and the NBA issued a 24 game suspension for Hornets forward Jeff Taylor for pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge. Jeff Taylor is a relatively unknown player except among diehard basketball fans. The NFL has had some problems with the national public with the way they are reacting to the domestic violence charges with notable players such as Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson.
The 24 game suspension is sort of unprecedented this suspension is more than a quarter of the season. The NBA has stated that this will not be the new standard for domestic violence charges and will be taken in a case by case basis.
This could end up being a problem with the NBA when we see a high profile player get charged with a domestic violence. Adam Silver is still riding the public relations high of doing the "right" thing of banning former Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Adam Silver's reign as commissioner has sort of the same paths that Roger Goodell had. Roger came into the league as a law and order commissioner suspending guys like Tank Johnson and Adam "Pacman" Jones and getting praised for it. Adam is getting similar type praise for his actions on Donald sterling.
The NFL's players association has been vocal with criticism on Roger Goodell stating that he is punishing based on public reaction and doing things as he goes along. Adam Silver is getting criticized by the NBA's players association led by the new union director Michele Roberts.
Adam Silver is on a slippery slope and it will only take one mistake until the national public turns on Adam Silver just like they did to Roger Goodell.
What do you think is Adam Silver on a slippery Slope?