Based on the news of what went on today (Very little), let's make some more guesses.
1. The DA does not have enough information to say who was driving. He now hopes to rat out the passengers. KEEP YOUR MOUTHS SHUT! Also, there is NO WAY ML can be charged with any form of drunk driving. Give that argument up.
2. A plea deal is being negotiated. Obviously, this always means to a lesser charge. The lesser charges may include one of the following: 1. Adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. No plea is involved here because of lack of evidence. The ACD is the plea deal. 2. Conditonal Discharge. There is a plea to something which is sealed if you keep your nose clean. 3. Plea to attempted leaving the scene. Sounds nutty to me, but wifey says it happens. The lasik could be brought in here. Again it would be sealed for good behavior. Those are now the most likely judicial possibilities. Nothing heavy here folks, as long as no one rats. Also, at this time there is no way to know if ML's attorney is negotiationg yet. But eventually this will happen.
3. The civil case (like OJ) will be potentially more damaging. Here is where ML's attorney will make his money. This will take time to work out. I have no guess as to how much time is involved.
4. You all are right in that the penalty most impacting the team will come from Goddell. I also say 2 games max. No sub needed.
I wonder if ML's SUV has tinted front windows. Illegal in NYState but not enforced. That may be the reason the driver cannot be IDed. Hard to believe his dreads cannot be picked up. Camera angle is another reason. Caffery has a very cool head. If I get into trouble on the road, I'd hire him in a flash.