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Old 12-01-2014, 11:51 AM   #1
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St. Louis police group calls on NFL to punish Rams for Ferguson Gestures

A St. Louis police officers' group called on the NFL to punish five Rams players who stood with their hands raised before trotting onto the field for pregame introductions Sunday.

The St. Louis Police Officers' Association said it was "profoundly disappointed" with what it called a "display that police officers around the nation found tasteless, offensive and inflammatory." It called for the players involved to be disciplined and for both the league and team to issue a "very public apology."

Prior to kickoff of their game against the Oakland Raiders, Rams wide receivers Tavon Austin and Kenny Britt came out together and raised their hands, but the move was obscured by a smoke machine in the upper reaches of the Edward Jones Dome. Jared Cook, Stedman Bailey and Chris Givens then came out and stood together with hands raised in the fog....

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Re: St. Louis police group calls on NFL to punish Rams for Ferguson Gestures

What exactly have they done wrong here?
Agree or disagree with them, I thought one of America's founding(and best) principles is that of free speech
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Originally Posted by lee909 View Post
What exactly have they done wrong here?
Agree or disagree with them, I thought one of America's founding(and best) principles is that of free speech
"Free speech" concerns prosecution.

Private companies are allowed to disciple employees for conduct detrimental to their best interests.
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I still dont see anything wrong with what they did.
The police PR wont do themselves any favours highlighting it and more people will have heard about it because they made a issue out of it. The Rams are best ignoring it,coe down on the players and you alienate a large percentage of the local population and probably a lot of sponsors who don't want to be seen to go against public opinion.
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Mark my words ... if this gets to Roger's desk, he totally mishandles it one way or another & WWIII breaks out, .
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
"Free speech" concerns prosecution.

Private companies are allowed to disciple employees for conduct detrimental to their best interests.
and as the world's most profitable non-profit organization, the NFL has never been shy about doling out discipline for what they deem detrimental... but they need to tread lightly with this one
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Mark my words ... if this gets to Roger's desk, he totally mishandles it one way or another & WWIII breaks out, .
Rodge will take the Government's advice from the 60's - 'Duck & Cover'...
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Rodger can be stupid and punish the players. And we can all sit back and enjoy an all white NFL. At least Tanner will finally get to play like everybody wanted. Because if they open up this can of worms the strike will be real.
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Rodger can be stupid and punish the players. And we can all sit back and enjoy an all white NFL. At least Tanner will finally get to play like everybody wanted. Because if they open up this can of worms the strike will be real.
All black players aren't as dumb as these 5.
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All black players aren't as dumb as these 5.
I guess most of them are dumb, because most disagree with the way things went. And I guess I'm dumb, because I do too.

I usually don't even comment on things like this on this site anymore, but I'm not at all surprised by your stance.

So let's see if Rodger is "smart" enough to punish them.
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