For those of you who aren't football fans, I thought I'd give a little background, which may help strengthen your arguments...
"We're very disciplined in what we stand for," Lurie told reporters just over two years ago. "Let me give you an example -- a few years ago we had a couple players who were . . . to put this nicely, not very respectful of their dogs. . . . Well, we don't respect that. We don't do that. And they were gone from the team almost immediately if not immediately. That sets a tone, that these kinds of attitudes are unacceptable."
Lurie is the owner of the Eagles.
There was a player released after abandoning a 3 month old rottie pup, and another after he beat 2 pit bulls. The Eagles didn't say at the time that that is why they were being released, but Laurie's quote above (from 2007) seems to indicate that it was at least a contributing factor. What's the difference? Those players weren't big money makers.
I came across the quote on a blog:http://mongooseofmystery.blogspot.com/2009/08/and-another-thing.html
and am currently searching for the context of the quote.
The blog post is great and has some links to some great articles.