As much as I dislike OJ Simpson (not based on guilt or innocence, my reasons are different) I think what he said in his interview about Garret had some merit. Now while I won't be able to quote word for word, it was along the lines of how commentators became prosecutors. Talking about criminal charges and all. In baseball, the pitcher can throw a 90mph fastball at the batters head, and it gets reported on almost comically. In Hockey, they fight. (I think we've all heard the one about going to a fight and a hockey game broke out), but in basketball and football, it's criminal.
Do I agree with what happened, absolutely not. Was Garret the only one in the wrong, absolutely not. Did he over react? Absolutely. Let the punishment fit the crime....... for ALL parties involved.