Your Arizona Cardinals are contemplating the addition of Adrian Peterson to the team. They need a good running back.
Peterson is a good one, no doubt about it.
But last year the Cards released a practice team player for domestic violence. Apparently if he’d been a standout player like Peterson … he’d still be on the team today … if skill level is apparently the dividing line here.
Is Peterson a good catch?
Yes, if felony child abuse charges are the method of measurement. Yes, if leaving a path of seven illegitimate children scattered about the country is among the criteria. Yes, if touchdowns are more important than being a good citizen in the community.
The Cards could take a good lesson from retired NFL coach Tony Dungy, now an NBC football analyst.
In his coaching days, Dungy and his coaching staff carefully scrutinized character and talent as they prepared for the annual NFL draft. If a potential draftee had some character issues, Dungy wrote DNDC next to his name: Do Not Draft Character.
Cardinals, if you’re wise, you’ll write DNAC next to Peterson’s name: Do Not Acquire Character.