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LB signing another change in philosophy?

So the Colts have signed free agent LB Tyrell Sales from Penn State:

 

http://www.indystar.com/article/20090502/SPORTS03/905020441/1058/SPORTS03

 

Sales had two off-the-field altercations while at PSU, and has had a recent DUI. Regardless of any potential impact on the roster, I thought it was interesting that the Colts signed a repeat offender (and we all remember how the last Penn State repeat offender worked out).

 

This would seem to signal a little more leniency about character issues from Caldwell than we have seen over the past few years from Dungy. And if so, is this a good or bad thing? Mind you, I'm not advocating signing the likes of POS Michael Vick or anything. But when Ed Johnson was cut I remember thinking, "Damn that was stupid of him. But at the same time, polls show that anywhere from 60% to 70% of the country has smoked weed. And he didn't hurt anybody, or intend to. Why should he lose his job when Ray Lewis still has one?"

 

I know, I know, he was on a short leash. And he should have known better. But now we see that the same Dungy who cut Big Ed is trying to help rehabilitate Michael Vick. Does this bother anybody else? 

 

Bottom line: is this a random occurrence or could it show a more lenient approach to players. And ultimately, is this a good thing or not?   

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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