I am more or less referring to a tendency on these boards in regards to this kind of news
Based on the overblown charges in the past couple of years, I think most of the guys on this forum are taking a wait-and-see approach.
Fantasy Football Mastermind wrote:
The Sun Sentinel reports the Miami Dolphins not only haven't banished DE Phillip Merling following Thursday's arrest for aggravated battery on his pregnant girlfriend, they haven't taken away the right defensive end's starting job. Merling is out on $15,000 bail. And his fellow defensive linemen showed their support at the end of Friday's practice, running interference for him by gathering in a circle to collectively take off their jerseys, then quickly scattering, which allowed Merling to disappear like Houdini. While he escaped questions about the incident that led to his arrest, Merling can expect a sit-down with HC Tony Sparano. Sparano said the team is working closely with the league, which could suspend Merling for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy. A league official said the matter is being reviewed, and that the NFL has no further comment. "We're going to let the process play itself out and see what the league decides down the road," Sparano said. "There's a lot of facts out there right now, a lot of information, and a lot of assumptions. … I'm not a judge. I'm going to gather [information]. I'm going to sit down, visit with [Merling] and talk to him about my end of this thing, which I've done already." Sparano admitted there's a level of frustration with his players as four Dolphins have been arrested this offseason.http://www.ffmastermind.com/quickbits.php#198528