Athletes and celebrities seem to be exempt from the law. Ray Rice. above. for example, was only initially suspended for two games before video of him assaulting his now-wife, Janay Rice, surfaced though the NFL knew of the incident. (PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

Convicted athletes deserve harsher punishment

Jameis Winston, the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner who also is recognized as the best college football player in the nation, was in the news for all the wrong reasons this past week.