This post is a bit of a continuation of where my last post ended. . . .
The NFL has become a league that is punishing players for misbehavior. Coaches and teams like to babysit players through the off season to try and make sure they stay out of trouble. Stiff punishments are given to players who run afoul of the law. Also, along with testing for performance enhancing drugs (like steroids) the NFL tests for illegal recreational drugs.
This off season though the NFL has locked its players out and cut off all contact from them. Which means they are not doing any kind of drug testing. Every NFL player could have spent the last three months shooting roids and snorting rails without the fear of being caught by a drug test. And every NFL player knows it.