How witness credibility plays into the NFL’s disciplinary process is unclear. In a letter to Elliott informing him that he had been suspended for six games, the league said that advisors to league commissioner Roger Goodell had found “substantial and persuasive evidence” that Elliott had been violent toward Thompson. (The NFL’s personal-conduct policy says that a player who has not been charged with a crime can still be disciplined if there is “credible evidence” that he violated the policy.) An NFL spokesperson, asked what the “substantial and persuasive” standard means and how it compares to a preponderance-of-evidence one, was unable to clarify the issue for Deadspin.
After Dexter breaks a promise to Brother Sam and spontaneously kills Nick , he begins to visualize his deceased brother, Brian Moser , as a representation of his inhumane urges. Brian doesn't care who is killed...he just wants a kill. Brian pressures Dexter to forgo the essentials of the Code, such as being certain of his victim and whether or not they are innocent. ( Nebraska ) Dexter begins to imagine a life of killing without constraints, but concedes that the Code is what protects him. Dexter finally resolves his inner conflict by running a car into the illusion of Brian.