Eagles coach Andy Reid has always struck me as a bit of a hard character. I can't imagine that he's easy to play for -- I can't imagine he's easy to grow up with as a father.
I'm not suggesting his personal style had some influence on his two sons' recent troubles with the law -- they obviously have serious issues.
But I will be quick to commend him for taking a leave of absence from the team -- at a peak time for evaluating NFL Draft talent -- to help his sons with their obvious problems.
Despite how it might feel during football season -- particularly if you are managing a fantasy team -- the NFL isn't the end of the world. The Reid's family problems, however, must feel like it.