Coach Jeff Fisher [spoke] out on Watkins’ behalf Thursday:
“I’m not going to go into specifics of the suspension,” Fisher told reporters in St. Louis. “We respect the league’s decision, but personally and respectfully, I disagree with the suspension and the circumstances regarding the suspension.”
Watkins couldn't find a better advocate than his head coach in such a situation. The fact that Watkins avoided a longer suspension and that his head coach is contesting even a one-game ban separates his case from most, indicating special circumstances were in play.
Gives a new perspective on this issue. I would caution that we don’t write him off just yet…