Jim Harbaugh was very serious when he spoke about domestic abuse, and price per head agents know that the San Francisco 49ers coach has a very good reason to be unyielding with this issue.
After Ray McDonald ended up being placed under arrest and charged for domestic violence, Harbaugh said that there is no place in his team for this kind of behavior, and it’s not the first time that he said it.
“I’ll be very clear,” coach said. “You ask me how I feel about domestic violence. I can be very clear about that. If someone physically abuses a woman and/or physically or mentally abuses or hurts a child then there’s no understanding, there’s no tolerance for that.”
He also said that he there was no place in his team for players who engage in such behavior. Many fans in the NFL are glad to see that he’s taking a stand on the problem, as they know very well how serious domestic abuse can be.
When the coach was asked if he wouldn’t let somebody in the team who was deemed guilty of domestic violence play, he replied, “Yes, we would not. We can be very clear.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that players who decide to violate the league’s Personal Conduct Policy with domestic violence, sexual assault, battery, or assault, would be penalized. A player will be suspended for six games after his first offence, and if he happens to do it again, he will be banned from the sport for life, and price per head agents believe that his position on this is more than fair.
“There are going to be two principles at play here,” Harbaugh said “And one is, I’ll speak for myself, I’ll speak for the 49ers: We’ll not tolerate domestic violence. The second principle, we’re firm believers in is due process. And I ask for your understanding on those two principles.”
Price per head agents hope that domestic abuse within the ranks of the NFL comes to an end, and believe that the coach is taking the right steps in that direction.