We've done it to ourselves.....Well...former players have. This is what all those lawsuits do.
In order to survive the NFL has to stop stuff like this with fines, penalties, suspensions, and the like.

Thank those good hearted souls in the concussion lawsuits for this whole line of logic used
by the NFL. The game, as we knew it, is going away.

-Sean Lee was actively in the play.
-Tate came up and smacked him.
-Goon approves of this play.
-Defend yourself at all times. That means being situationally aware, or pay the price.

Now....Well...I don't even know what to say anymore about what's illegal, and what's not, and what
the situations are that make a thing illegal. It's ****ing shameful is what it is.