This situation obviously does not reflect well on the Pack and in that sense, I’m bothered simply by the fact that this has been a distraction. I’m also a bit bothered by the fact that anonymous Packers have said Underwood has had other behavioral issues during his time in GB. And on a fundamental level, I’m bothered by the possibility that despite no charges being filed, he may acted disrespectfully toward women.
However, I have intentionally waited until now to write something about all of this because I wanted to see if any charges were pressed against him. It appears that there will not be any charges. Like the Big Ben situation, just because there were no charges, this does not mean Underwood WASN’T doing something wrong – but it also does mean that there were no formal charges against the guy. And, I’ll admit that when I learned the stories of the two alleged victims had changed over time, I became suspicious of them/their motives. Either way, I’m ready to move on.
A more concerning tidbit I came across this morning was that 34 year-old Charles Woodson, who has 3 years left on his present contract, may be exploring the possibility of having his contract reworked. He is due another $20 mil over these next three years, but he’s also a smart guy and realizes that he outperformed his contract last year as DPY. Frankly, I hope this situation just fizzles out – and I can’t imagine he’d get overly worked up if his contract isn’t reworked.