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RoanokeFan
03-22-2012, 04:42 PM
GOODELL WILL DISCIPLINE SAINTS' PLAYERS LATER (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/21/goodell-will-discipline-saints-players-later/related/)

"On Wednesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell meted out discipline to a variety of
non-players who were responsible for and/or had knowledge of the Saints’ bounty
system. Players like linebacker <a class="nameLink" href="http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/2775/jonathan-vilma">Jonathan
Vilma</a>, who offered $10,000 to anyone who knocked Brett Favre out of the 2009
NFC title game, were not punished.


Eventually, they will be.</p>


“While I will not address player conduct at this time, I am <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/21/the-nfls-official-announcement-regarding-bounty-discipline/">profoundly
troubled</a> by the fact that players – including leaders among the defensive
players – embraced this program so enthusiastically and participated with what
appears to have been a deliberate lack of concern for the well-being of their
fellow players,” Commissioner Goodell said in the official announcement
regarding the punishment. “While all club personnel are expected to play to
win, they must not let the quest for victory so cloud their judgment that they
willingly and willfully target their opponents and engage in unsafe and
prohibited conduct intended to injure players.”</p>


As recently explained, the <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/18/label-applied-to-saints-players-punishment-will-be-key-to-appeal-process/">characterization
of the punishment</a> imposed on players will influence the appeal process that
applies. Discipline for on-field conduct goes to one of two independent
arbitrators — Ted Cottrell or Art Shell. If characterized as off-field
misconduct, the NFL ultimately resolves any appeal.</p>


The NFLPA will be involved in the appeal process, whatever that process may
be. ”It is clear the League <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/NFLPA/status/182550829318934528">took the role of
management and the coaching staff seriously</a> in this matter,” the union said
in response to Wednesday’s news. The bigger question is whether and to what
extent the NFLPA will fight discipline imposed on one or more players."</p>

bandwgn86
03-22-2012, 04:48 PM
NFL is becoming soft.. Goodell is a marshmellow..</P>


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theres already fines in place for dirty hits.. what exactly did these players do wrong? other than play hard?</P>

RoanokeFan
03-22-2012, 04:56 PM
NFL is becoming soft.. Goodell is a marshmellow..</p>


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theres already fines in place for dirty hits.. what exactly did these players do wrong? other than play hard?</p>

You keep asking the same question in multiple threads. Are you just waiting for someone to agree with you that it's no big deal?

bandwgn86
03-22-2012, 04:57 PM
NFL is becoming soft.. Goodell is a marshmellow..</P>


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theres already fines in place for dirty hits.. what exactly did these players do wrong? other than play hard?</P>

You keep asking the same question in multiple threads. Are you just waiting for someone top agree with you that it's no big deal?
isnt that the point of message boards? [:)]

RoanokeFan
03-22-2012, 05:01 PM
NFL is becoming soft.. Goodell is a marshmellow..</p>


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theres already fines in place for dirty hits.. what exactly did these players do wrong? other than play hard?</p>

You keep asking the same question in multiple threads. Are you just waiting for someone top agree with you that it's no big deal?
isnt that the point of message boards? [:)]

I sure hope not. If all we did was wait for agreement we'd be taking a lot of naps.

bandwgn86
03-22-2012, 05:09 PM
NFL is becoming soft.. Goodell is a marshmellow..</P>


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theres already fines in place for dirty hits.. what exactly did these players do wrong? other than play hard?</P>




You keep asking the same question in multiple threads. Are you just waiting for someone top agree with you that it's no big deal?
isnt that the point of message boards? [:)]

I sure hope not. If all we did was wait for agreement we'd be taking a lot of naps.
just postingmy thoughtsRF, nothin more nothin less</P>


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