He was fortunate enough to never be imprisoned, so he didn't really have any credibility in that regard. He had D'Angelo killed because he was scared of the unlikely scenario that D wouldn't be able to do the years. Meanwhile, he was screwing D's annoying ex and trying to run things his own way behind Avon's back. He set Brother Mouzone up to be killed by Omar because he was too gutless to tell Avon how they needed to handle business. He thought he was an expert on business and politics because he got an A- on a community college paper. He wanted the benefits of the game, but didn't want to take the risks. Essentially, there is no other word for him than coward. I don't get the hype.