My great fear is that Chad Johnson was cut not because he allegedly headbutted his wife, but because he could no longer produce at a high level on the field. I know the NFL (and all professional leagues) are in a business that demands success, and the pressures are great on coaches and GM’s to produce winners, but I believe it says a lot about us as a society when we put athletes on a pedestal and don’t care what they do off the field as long as they perform at a high level on the field. That message will be communicated loud and clear when another team who needs receiving help signs Johnson off the waiver wire. Teams need to send a message that violence against women will never be tolerated, but I’m afraid that in professional sports, the only thing that won’t be tolerated is losing. And that is the pity of it all.