With the recent situation with 49er Aldon Smith, it got me thinking, what can the NFL do to help players (or should they do nothing?)? You have players living off of their agents credit cards, you have some that are getting sued for jewelry bills, you have others getting pinched for repeated DUIs or pot. The list goes on and on. Just this past week I saw a player tweet a pic of an illegal gun he was holding. Should the NFL require a college degree? Other high paying jobs do. Should the NFL space out the players checks over a 20 year period? Should the NFL give more training to players? Should teams spend more time babysitting? Should the NFL just get strict with players and teams with fines? Take away team draft picks and start handing out longer suspensions? Or just do nothing? Its always about protecting the shield at the end of the day, and these arrests do nothing but hurt the shield.