Baseball does have these dust ups occassionally and we hear about them on SportsCenter for a day or so. The suspensions are comparable; anybody remember Kenny Rogers and the cameramen a few seasons back? That got some major air time. Last I looked, Kenny is pretty white.
Yes, the players are, and should always be, THE SHOW. The spotlight should always be on them, not the suits even though the suits are the ones responsible for commercializing the players' enormous talents, much to the ballers' benefit. However, because the focus is rightly directed on the players, they, in turn, have to step up and do the right thing.
You're correct, maybe the dress code was unnecessary. Maybe instead The Association should have taken a harder look at guns at strip clubs in the wee hours of the morning when the players are sooo exhausted from the two-a-days that come with training camp.
Guys, the race card has been played way too often. Its old, worn out and should be taken out of the deck.