Maria Sharapova was suspended from tennis for a year (reduced from two years) for a drug violation. Having served her time, she recently returned to tournament play and was given wild card entry into several tournaments, but the French Federation decided not to give her a wild card for the French Open – she will have to earn her way back up through the rankings. The National Football league has been the subject of criticism for drafting players either awaiting trial or convicted of violence against women – while effectively banning Colin Kaepernick for his actions. We know the Code says that we will play by the “spirit and the letter of the rules” and that we will be a “positive influence” on others, and that when we fail we will “apologize and take appropriate actions.” But where do you stand on the age old question of the tension between justice and mercy? In other words, when should a player be given a second chance? Is there a difference between breaking a league or team rule and breaking the law? What are the responsibilities of the league? Should team members be vocal in their opinions? Are you clear about your team and league rules and expectations?