After sticking by him through an incarceration for violating probation by possessing unregistered firearms and the resulting eight-game suspension handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the Chicago Bears finally reached the end of their rope with troubled defensive tackle Tank Johnson. The Bears waived Johnson on Monday, days after he was pulled over for speeding and suspicion of driving under the influence in Arizona.
Johnson, who was not booked by the police in Arizona and was released pending results of a blood-alcohol test and a decision by the local prosecutors as to whether or not to press any charges based on that test, said all the right things after his suspension about wanting to turn his life around and become a model citizen. But Bears general manager Jerry Angelo suggested in a statement following Johnson's release that the player had faltered with no margin for error.
So what's your take, SportsNation? Did the Bears make the right call releasing Johnson now? Did he deserve a second chance in the first place? And is Goodell fighting a losing battle trying to clean up the tarnished image of his wildly popular league?