The Arizona Cardinals front office has been making headlines the last three days and not for the most positive reasons
First, the news started off Saturday when it was revealed that Steve Keim, general manager of the Arizona Cardinals got a July 4th DUI. Then on Monday evening, it was revealed that team president Michael Bidwill knows the newest Donald Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Then yet another revelation was made public on Tuesday about Keim’s DUI arrest. He refused a field sobriety test and lied about his position with the team.
A refusal to submit to a sobriety test grants you an automatic one-year suspension of your driver’s license in the State of Arizona. Lying about his position with the team could cause him to land in further hot water, at the very least with the general public.
We made mention of Keim’s arrest the other day after the news broke. Then the police report was obtained by local media and new details emerged, three days after his arrest became public.
There has been much debate about whether Keim should keep his job or not. The story is going to and already has for that matter, gained much scrutiny.
Whether we like it or not, it is news the relates to the team and also relates to Keim’s availability and ability to do his job properly. The team has not said anything further in relation to the news that broke on Tuesday.
As for Bidwill, let’s cut the guy some slack. Whether we agree or disagree with his position, you can’t fault the guy for backing a long time friend of his.
We aren’t going to discuss the matter any further than this piece. The Cardinals website did a story on the piece and social media lost it’s collective mind over it, saying they should stick to sports.
Here is my take. It should be mentioned as it does pertain to the team, even though it is an off the field subject. Media reports all Cardinals items, whether it happens on the field or off of it.
The whole “stick to sports” attitude is a lazy one. It doesn’t mean we must engage in a debate over the subject because hey, we’d rather talk sports anyway.
The whole idea that one person or one media outlet is supposed to stick to one topic? It’s rather ridiculous if you ask me.
Yes, those that cover the Cardinals should stick to covering the Cardinals. But that includes a wide scope of issues that pertain to the team on and off the field.
You are welcome to agree or disagree all you want on the subject itself. We won’t debate it. We don’t debate politics here but we will mention if it is a newsmaker involving a high-ranking official of the organization.
That’s it. Now, the countdown continues. Only 17 more days until training camp begins.