Koren Robinson was suspended a year ago for violations of the league's substance abuse policy. Robinson also suffers from alcoholism and as part of the treatment for his disease, he takes a pill every day which causes alcohol ingestion to make him ill.
Well, a year later, Commissioner Roger Goodell has reviewed the circumstances involved in Robinson's suspension.
And, in a decision that may very well bolster Odell Thurman's mandate to fight for the employment rights of the disabled which the NFL has trounced upon; Robinson has been reinstated by the league.
The reinstatement of Koren Robinson is a clear admission by the NFL that Robinson may or may not have been treated unfairly by the arbitrarily instituted policy.
Clearly, with the threat of Odell Thurman's possible suit on behalf of the disabled, the NFL finds itself in a corner and is trying to right some of the wrongs they have committed.
We applaud Roger Goodell's decision to reinstate Robinson. Albeit, the decision was clearly forced by the circumstances of Robinson's disability.
And, as Brett Favre said about his teammate, "...there's still a lot left for him to do on and off the field, but give the guy an opportunity."
Redemption is a sweet, sweet song.