When someone is charged with an offense, and the only defense is arrogance and silence, you have no defense. ( And you probably have idiots for lawyers )
Cue Roger Goodell
" Although you claimed to have been wrongfully accused with insufficient evidence. Your lawyers elected not to ask a single question of the principal investigators, both of whom were present at the hearing. You elected not to testify or to make any substantive statement, written or oral in support of your appeal. You also elected not to introduce a single exhibit addressing the merits of your appeal. Instead your lawyers raised a series of jurisdictional and procedural objections that generally ignore the collective bargaining agreement. "