Long time lurker, fan since ‘96, felt compelled to make an account to post on this. Regarding the team’s (and the league’s) handling of this - can you imagine the analogous situation if this were the Pats? Team is humming along, in title contention two thirds of the way through the season, then Belichick gets disappeared for a month and then resigns, and nothing beyond the vaguest statement is made about why? Foxboro would be on fire. If the Revs organization is punting and saying their hands are tied and you need to ask the league for details, then Garber needs to take time out from his busy schedule of tongue-bathing Messi and give us some details. I’m sure there are legal considerations that limit what can be said, but someone needs to figure out asap how to share something more than what’s been shared. You can’t just come from on high, tank what was looking like a very promising season for this team, and then not give even the slightest explanation to your customers. It’s absurd that anyone thinks this is an appropriate way to do business. Regarding what actually got Bruce pushed out, we barely know anything, but we have some context to guide us. The owner of this team got caught paying for services from what may very well have been a trafficked sex worker, and the league didn’t think that was bad enough to force him out. And Belichick is widely known to be an a-hole of the highest magnitude, and the Krafts don’t seem to have an issue with that. So whatever Bruce did, it’s hard to imagine it rose to the level of other things that MLS and/or the Krafts turned a blind eye to. In all likelihood this is a situation where Bruce was a garden variety a-hole to various members of his staff, someone got butthurt and filed a complaint, the league freaked out and felt compelled (on the advice of an army of lawyers) to go zero tolerance, and the team just rolled over and didn’t push back because management doesn’t give a crap and just wanted the headache to go away. Again, it’s all speculation, but ask yourself if it’s really plausible that whatever Bruce did is worse than what Kraft got caught doing, or whether Bruce’s workplace behavior could possibly be worse than Belichick’s. The answer is almost certainly no, which leads us to some unpleasant conclusions about why Bruce is gone and the other two are still around.