I'm not against 18 games coupled with 2 less preseason games, because it would mean more meaningful football less preseason, while still not increasing the total amount of games played. What I am against is the 16 game cap per player. That would fundamentally change the game as we know it. It adds another layer of strategy that just complicates everything. Plus, no bigger roster since teams have to mandatorily not suit up more players than before.
A little back story I read about the 2014 case. He pleaded guilty because he ran out of money for a lawyer. Plus if he had been convicted his life was over. So I think there could be a chance he didn’t beat her in 2014.