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Halo 05-22-2012 05:46 PM

Vilma lawsuit puts Goodell on the run
 
A bounty has been placed on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and Vilma is just the latest to lay his ass out.

It is a test, really. They want to see if they can get Goodell running sideways, get his head sideways. How did former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator and blackballed league scapegoat Gregg Williams so eloquently put it?

"Kill the head, and the body will die.

Yes, there is a new bounty program in the NFL, and players are paying (lawyers fees) to take a run at Goodell and the league on this steady stream of plausible deniability b.s. that:

a) Football is a game of physically punishing acts, and violence, and maliciously knocking the you-know-what out of your opponent even if, and in some cases especially if, somebody gets hurt.

b) How cumulative effects of this organized violence can be brutal and debilitating brain trauma.

The NFL not only thrived on this culture of violence, but it raked in billions from it. And as soon as things went south public relations-wise and possibly legally the NFL cut these guys loose.

Cut Vilma loose. Cut Williams loose. And cut loose so many untold former players the stories we know and those we have no idea of to battle the physical and mental demons at least partially brought on by careers spent bashing and having their heads bashed for the benefit of a league now claiming ignorance on brain trauma....

...The problem for Goodell is that the discovery process is a beast. He would have to show his work, revealing his sources on Bountygate, as well as any other info unearthed during the investigation that he has been able to keep in-house.

Goodell, if he has good legal counsel, probably has been advised that if he wants to avoid people going digging, he shouldn't give them reason to pick up a shovel. But he has given players such as Vilma every reason to dig by scapegoating them and making them look like rogue thugs who turned an otherwise safe Sunday activity into a dangerous sport. It is disingenuous when viewed generously and the height of hypocrisy in any light.

FROM FOXSPORTS.COM

CharityMike 05-22-2012 06:04 PM

The winds of change continue to blow

B_Dub_Saint 05-22-2012 06:08 PM

Obama and Goodell should be best friends because they both lie and are full of BS. Answer the freakin question Goofdell.

ChrisXVI 05-22-2012 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by B_Dub_Saint (Post 407250)
Obama and Goodell should be best friends because they both lie and are full of BS. Answer the freakin question Goofdell.

Wow. Embarrassing.

Halo 05-22-2012 08:01 PM

Just another day in my attempt to give Czar Goodell the BLACK EYE he deserves. I will post any negative Goodell news until this is resolved.

foreverfan 05-22-2012 08:10 PM

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TheDeuce 05-22-2012 08:27 PM

I will say that all of the noise coming out about how the NFL made billions off of players while they were getting brutalized, concussed, etc. is complete bullcrap. These guys willingly strapped the helmets on. They personally made millions of dollars, became famous, and were idolized. A lot of the guys who made millions actually used the game, not the other way around. For many, football offered them a "way out" from lives of crime and struggling.

You mean to tell me that getting hit violently in the head causes brain damage? No s***. These guys knew that the game is a violent one, but they wanted to reap the rewards. It's like smokers... who sued the tobacco companies. Or as Larry the Cable Guy says: "I currently have a lawsuit filed against Hustler because they caused me to get Carpal Tunnel."

Beastmode 05-22-2012 08:38 PM

There is no way he's getting around this minefield. It's too much for his hydrema of lawyers to clear.

Tobias-Reiper 05-22-2012 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by TheDeuce (Post 407276)
I will say that all of the noise coming out about how the NFL made billions off of players while they were getting brutalized, concussed, etc. is complete bullcrap. These guys willingly strapped the helmets on. They personally made millions of dollars, became famous, and were idolized. A lot of the guys who made millions actually used the game, not the other way around. For many, football offered them a "way out" from lives of crime and struggling.

You mean to tell me that getting hit violently in the head causes brain damage? No s***. These guys knew that the game is a violent one, but they wanted to reap the rewards. It's like smokers... who sued the tobacco companies. Or as Larry the Cable Guy says: "I currently have a lawsuit filed against Hustler because they caused me to get Carpal Tunnel."

... I posted this before, specifically comparing what happened to the tobacco industry with the NFL lawsuits: the issue with the tobacco industry was that their stance was cigarettes were safe, even proclaiming it was healthy to smoke, and had a myriad of ads everywhere stating "physicians and doctors say... " while they had conducted their own studies and those studies indicated smoking was really not good for one's health.

The NFL is facing a similar problem in that NFL doctors, from its top league doctor to team physicians, trainers, etc., basically proclaimed and told players that concussions were "safe" and had no repercussions in the future. This is documented, so...

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SmashMouth 05-22-2012 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Halo (Post 407269)
Just another day in my attempt to give Czar Goodell the BLACK EYE he deserves. I will post any negative Goodell news until this is resolved.

Yeah you right ... negative news does indeed sell! When, btw, is Goodell traveling to New Orleans?


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