Originally Posted by cefire
If he hadn't made the news, would he have received the same punishment? I completely understand promoting the most positive image we can but I'd also like to know what the line for this is. The knee-jerk reaction that everyone seems to have (including myself!) is that he was engaging in behavior that is obviously against the law but I'd echo others in asking why this is PDGA business.
If someone gets press for any kind of illegal activity while mentioning disc golf, does that warrant punitive PDGA action or just illicit substances? What about making prominent unpopular political statements as a 'disc golfer'? What about being photographed on a motorcycle speeding through a red light with a disc golf shirt on? OK, that last example at least was mostly for fun, but I do think this is a very interesting line the PDGA has taken here and worth talking about.
Good questions, but IMO, probably too difficult for the PDGA to answer.
What if the feller busted was an amateur instead of a pro?
What if he wasn't a current member?
Are we as PDGA members privy to what is and what is not, an acceptable image
? I think at $75 bucks a year, I should be!
Reminds me of a gig I went to where an elected PDGA official created an interesting image
. This PDGA representative offered me a shot of whiskey from behind the gig table right before the 2nd round started.
I thought he was joking, but then the half full bottle appeared, so I politely refused, turned my head in disgust and walked away.
I call Bullshit on this particular PDGA "image
Is there an appeal process?