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LivnaLieTimay 03-13-2012 05:14 PM

Player's Union asks NFL to delay Saints punishment
 
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NEW YORK (AP) The players' union wants the NFL to delay announcing any punishment to the New Orleans Saints for their bounty program until it can conduct its own investigation.

NFLPA spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Tuesday that "We asked the league to hold off on any punishment until our information gathering was completed."

The union said last week that members of its legal team would investigate the program the NFL says gave thousands of dollars in payoffs to players for hits that knocked targeted opponents out of games. The NFL said the amounts reached their height in 2009, the season the Saints won the Super Bowl.

Union asks NFL to delay Saints punishment

Interesting...

MistaBigXXL 03-13-2012 05:16 PM

very interesting....

lee909 03-13-2012 05:16 PM

I'm unsure on this,unless the players union think the evidence is unsound wouldn't it be better to get whatever punishment comes out the way ASAP?

papz 03-13-2012 05:19 PM

I bet they're just making sure they're covering their own ass. Can't have players leading the player union make out to be hypocrites later on. How would it look if someone like Ray Lewis was found to be running the same sort of stuff after the fact?

saintfan 03-13-2012 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by papz (Post 386799)
I bet they're just making sure they're covering their own ass. Can't have players leading the player union make out to be hypocrites later on. How would it look if someone like Ray Lewis was found to be running the same sort of stuff after the fact?

We have a winner.

NOLA54 03-13-2012 05:57 PM

They certainly have their own agenda. It almost sounds like they have something up their sleeve & I don't mean an ace. Just what are they planning to do with their investigative information? It seems suspicious to me. "Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they are not out to get me."

Survive & Thrive.

Halo 03-13-2012 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by lee909 (Post 386795)
I'm unsure on this,unless the players union think the evidence is unsound wouldn't it be better to get whatever punishment comes out the way ASAP?

I think it's best to drag it on as long as possible. The draft is approaching and it will soon be forgotten. Let them issue punishments during the season for next offseason or whatever.

If the union finds that the problem is wide spread, and lots of retired players are joking about it, then singling out the Saints to make an "example of" may not be fair. What about Washington and Buffalo? GW ran the same scheme there... will they be punished?

Pete 03-13-2012 06:30 PM

Now they're doing something worthwhile and constructive with their time!I 'd buy them a steak to share for this:chef:

TheOak 03-13-2012 06:38 PM

Or they are looking for an angle to protect the players and let the Coaches and Franchises take the fall.

Rugby Saint II 03-13-2012 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Pete (Post 386847)
Now they're doing something worthwhile and constructive with their time!I 'd buy them a steak to share for this:chef:

I'm on more of a popcorn budget.:popcorn:


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