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Old 06-18-2012, 03:49 PM   #21
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Wait a second. Isn't the CBA just a larger scale of a contract? If a contracted company doesn't uphold its end of the contract, legal recourse is ABSOLUTELY an option, and a damned good one if you ask me. Courts won't be able to reinstate Sean Payton or 51, but they can order that ALL 50,000 pages be turned over in which case, it will be open source. Then Goodell will have no choice but to step down. Then, politically speaking, the next guy would have to reinstate those suspended because the evidence is out and everyone knows the truth. This is absolutely a breach of contract. That's a thing in America. There's blood in the water!
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:03 PM   #22
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I'm having a real hard time wrapping my head around something in all this since it started. I am in no way a supporter of Goodell. At first I liked his hard stance on some of the trouble makers in the league but as time went on the fines and suspensions for on the field actions became excessive. Now I would be willing to give Goodell and the NFL the benefit of the doubt with the excessive punishments based on the fact that they "say" they have evidence. The reason I would do this is becuase you supposedly have educated people in positions of great authority here. What perplexes me is could Goodell and the NFL be so stupid as to think that he could just arbitrarily hand down excessive punishment without having sufficient evidence to justify it and say I have the evidence and I don't have to show it because I have the power to do what I want? If it's a safety issue and he's making an example then why isn't James Harrison suspended for the year. How many times was he fined for lowering the boom on opponents and kept on doing it with contempt for the league not caring about the fines? Why isn't Suh suspended for the year. Heck, he is on tape stomping on an opponents arm and that certainly wasn't his first occurrance. Here we have guys suspended who spent a lot of time injured themselves and we have no tape, except the high-low on Favre, showing where any of them went after players without regard for that player's safety. Unlike the likes of Suh, Harrison, etc. I'm sorry, I'm rambling but I just find it hard to believe that Goodell could actually be that stupid. But then again, maybe it's not such a stretch.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:27 PM   #23
 
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Wait a second. Isn't the CBA just a larger scale of a contract? If a contracted company doesn't uphold its end of the contract, legal recourse is ABSOLUTELY an option, and a damned good one if you ask me. Courts won't be able to reinstate Sean Payton or 51, but they can order that ALL 50,000 pages be turned over in which case, it will be open source. Then Goodell will have no choice but to step down. Then, politically speaking, the next guy would have to reinstate those suspended because the evidence is out and everyone knows the truth. This is absolutely a breach of contract. That's a thing in America. There's blood in the water!
That's exactly what I was relaying earlier.... Goodell has painted himself into a corner!

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Old 06-18-2012, 05:29 PM   #24
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Good for him. I'm absolutely sick of Goodell and his petty bs. He embraces the players on draft night then bones them mercilessly the rest of their careers.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:51 PM   #25
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So what happens now?
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:56 PM   #26
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So what happens now?
we wait...
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:01 PM   #27
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So what happens now?
The federal trial might move quickly as Civil courts move fast. Could be weeks, but I'm sure the defense (Goodell) will try everything in it's power to extend the case until after the season begins because when football starts, people forget.

Let's see...
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Yes... but it is in the fifth district of federal courts. That means New Orleans. So things could be expidited.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:39 PM   #29
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Man I wish the NFLPA was a stronger union. MLBPA fights and wins. Look at Braun last year. Do you think he would have succeeded in having his suspension overturned if he was an NFL MVP? NOPE. Sounds like today Vilma knew he had NO shot at legitimately fighting his case. Like he said Judge, Jury, and Executioner. I sure hope Vilma fights this as far as he can, and maybe we can reel in some of these dictator tactics.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:52 PM   #30
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Is it wrong for me to pray that this comes back to bite Roger in the ass in the future?

No not at all. It will.
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