Arizona Cardinals: All about responsibility and accountability
The Arizona Cardinals made the news twice this weekend stemming from off the field trouble with the law
It’s not a culture or the environment they are in when around the team. For the Arizona Cardinals, it all comes down to the individual.
For the second time this weekend, someone associated with the Cardinals was arrested. We all know by now that defensive end Darius Philon was arrested on Friday for an aggravated assault incident back in May. He was released from jail and by the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon.
Now comes word on Sunday that Cardinals executive vice president and COO Ron Minegar was arrested for DUI in Chandler on Saturday night. Naturally everyone’s first thought turned to Cardinals general manager Steve Keim.
Keim was arrested in July 2018 for a DUI and was suspended by the team during the preseason last year. He did his time and paid his debt. Now Minegar is in the same boat.
Looking around social media on Sunday afternoon, it is clear some people can’t separate the two events. Some even went as far as blaming Bill Bidwill, who as many that don’t pay attention, hasn’t run the day-to-day operations of the team in quite sometime.
Some wonder what is in the water in Arizona. Some called the Cardinals the most embarrassing franchise in all of sports. Some people should also look at facts and get a better understanding of each situation as well.
It does beg the question how Minegar didn’t seem to learn anything from Keim’s situation last summer? However it comes down to personal responsibility and accountability. Let’s not tie the Keim and Minegar events together as a ‘Cardinals’ problem, it’s a Keim problem and a Minegar problem.
Furthermore let’s not tie in the Philon situation with Minegar. Yes, bad timing with the two negative events coming to light within a day of each other for two employees of the same team. However neither situation is the organizations fault and had nothing to do with one another.