Domestic Violence, the NFL, and its Sponsors

Domestic violence is violent or aggressive behavior, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. The NFL sees itself as a league of fairness. A sponsor is a person or organization that provides funds for a project or activity carried out by another entity.

Several weeks back, I contacted a sampling of the National Football League's sponsors with a simple question:

Dear [SPONSOR NAME],

You are a proud sponsor of NFL. Is 2 games a fair suspension for punching your wife in the face and knocking her unconscious? A simple yes or no answer will suffice.

Many thanks!

Chid

This is a yes or no question. It is a question that humans should be able to answer.

Here are the responses I received:

Anheuser-Busch - "As a major advertiser and the official beer sponsor of the NFL, we recognize the possibility that some viewers will disagree with decisions made by the league. With that being said, Anheuser-Busch does not get involved in the management of the NFL, its players or operations. However, I will be sure to document your concerns and share them with the appropriate departments at our company. Thank you again for the e-mail, Chid. I hope you have a good week."

Barclays - [No Response.]

Bose - [No Response.]

Bridgestone - [No Response.]

Campbell Soup Company - [No Response.]

Castrol - "Unfortunately we are unable to help you with your inquiry. This forum is only able to assist our consumers with inquiries and issues regarding Castrol products and promotions."

Chevrolet - "You may contact the NFL Management to inquire about the process of the NFL Sanction Committee."

Dairy Management Inc. - [No Response.]

Extreme Networks - "Hi Chid, We noticed that you aren't registered for the live webinar: Evolving State of the Network - IT Survey Results. What are you waiting for?"

FedEx - [No Response.]

Frito-Lay - [No Response.]

Lenovo - [No Response.]

Mars Snackfood - [No Response.]

Marriott - [No Response.]

McDonald's - [No Response.]

Results:

Yes - 0 votes

No - 0 votes

DEAD HEAT!!!!