MUST-WATCH CLIP: Jon Stewart Condemns NFL Leadership for Acting Like Greedy Cowards
The NFL is no stranger to scandal, but the last few weeks have witnessed a noteworthy barrage of shocking stories about player behavior. In last night’s segment “The Fault in Our Star Players,” Jon Stewart took on the recent controversies, from the newly released video of Ravens star Ray Rice hitting his wife in a casino elevator to the child abuse charges filed against the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson. Stewart focused most of his attention on the league’s muddled response to these highly publicized incidents.
In the case of Peterson, the team suspended him for one game, reinstated him, and then, bowing to the pressure of sponsors like beer giant Anheuser-Busch, suspended him once more. Joking that the team succumbed to “beer pressure,” Stewart said it should be cause for concern when “a company that sells alcohol is the moral touchstone of the NFL.”
Watch the full clip below.