Rudy's screw up is not at contention here. He absolutely ****ed up.I don't see how Don has drag this out.
Rudy apologize for his actions in the media room. That was a PR no brainer. As for apologizing for whatever happened with Don, I'm not sure if that happened publicly or privately.
I just don't see how people should be mad at Don for having a reaction to Rudy's actions. If Rudy was that stupid in the media room, just imagine how bad it might have been in the locker room.
But he also repeatedly showed contrition and was consistently apologetic about it. He continued to spread awareness and was giving himself as the example of what not do to. He donated some not insignificant sum to cover for arena staffers wages due to the pandemic. I think he handled himself about as well as one can do in the aftermath, given the circumstances and the significance of the mistake.
And yes, Don surely drag this one out for the whole summer. And it's not like he didn't have the chance to speak on it - it's that he had multiple chances and he choose to continue to drag it out... to the point where we heard how "unsalvagable" things were with him and Rudy. Or did we forget all about that? And BTW I have some resentment towards the FO too here, because when the whole world was piling on on Rudy for a stupid freaking mistake(at a time when most people were taking COVID with about the same seriousness as he did) and he was one of the most hated and dragged people in the public sphere, they choose to let him hang out to dry, instead of giving him any support whatsoever.
My problem with Donovan is not about his immediate reaction, which was very understandable. My problem is about the way he chose to handle himself over the next summer and that continued for the last 2 years and is continuing to this day.