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2012-06-22 09:36:32 AM
Would have also accepted dictator
 
2012-06-22 09:45:10 AM
FTFA: Kessler made an additional point that the NFL already has stated publicly that Williams, the defensive coordinator, ran the Saints' incentive pool, and that punishing employees for something their employers instructed them to do is "contrary to established legal principles."

"We didn't do anything wrong, and if we did something wrong, we were just following orders."

Didn't fly at Nuremburg, won't fly here.
 
2012-06-22 09:48:50 AM
Its the Johnny Cochran defense. Yell, scream and cry loud enough about enough B.S., and eventually people forget what you did wrong.
 
2012-06-22 09:51:50 AM
I'm starting to wonder if Vilma blames the Saints for being part of this mess. Everything he does lately seems to do two things: attempt to burn as many bridges as possible and keep reminding everyone about bountygate by releasing retardedly thought out accusations. I find it hard to believe he's as dumb as he's coming across.
 
2012-06-22 09:58:27 AM

digistil: I'm starting to wonder if Vilma blames the Saints for being part of this mess. Everything he does lately seems to do two things: attempt to burn as many bridges as possible and keep reminding everyone about bountygate by releasing retardedly thought out accusations. I find it hard to believe he's as dumb as he's coming across.


What's he got to lose? His career is essentially over, and he's already going to lose, what, $8M this year?

If I were losing my ENTIRE salary for a year while Will Smith was only losing a quarter of his salary, I'd definitely want to know why, too. Especially if I knew Will Smith was just as guilty as myself.
 
2012-06-22 10:03:17 AM

Slow To Return: digistil: I'm starting to wonder if Vilma blames the Saints for being part of this mess. Everything he does lately seems to do two things: attempt to burn as many bridges as possible and keep reminding everyone about bountygate by releasing retardedly thought out accusations. I find it hard to believe he's as dumb as he's coming across.

What's he got to lose? His career is essentially over, and he's already going to lose, what, $8M this year?

If I were losing my ENTIRE salary for a year while Will Smith was only losing a quarter of his salary, I'd definitely want to know why, too. Especially if I knew Will Smith was just as guilty as myself.


He still had a career before he started shiatting on the one team that would have still worked with him. Now that's likely over.
 
2012-06-22 10:23:14 AM
Fark the NFL.

That is all.
 
2012-06-22 10:50:24 AM
Goodell shouldn't preside over any appeals since he hands out the punishment, but 31 teams didn't think it was going to be an issue. IIRC, Pittsburgh was the only team that voted against it.

Vilma is being such a crybaby over this.
Ginsberg: You won't force people we want to testify
League: You are free to ask anyone you want to testify, but they don't have to if they don't want to.
Ginsberg: fark this b.s. we're outta here

Vilma's suspension is definately way disproportional. All the players should have the same punishment. Give them all 4 or 8 or 16 games, but, treat them all equally.
 
2012-06-22 10:55:43 AM
Does it even matter if you can prove conclusively that Goodell is railroading someone? He has the final word no matter what it seems.
 
2012-06-22 11:06:30 AM

iron_city_ap: Goodell shouldn't preside over any appeals since he hands out the punishment, but 31 teams didn't think it was going to be an issue. IIRC, Pittsburgh was the only team that voted against it.

Vilma is being such a crybaby over this.
Ginsberg: You won't force people we want to testify
League: You are free to ask anyone you want to testify, but they don't have to if they don't want to.
Ginsberg: fark this b.s. we're outta here

Vilma's suspension is definately way disproportional. All the players should have the same punishment. Give them all 4 or 8 or 16 games, but, treat them all equally.


The man that passes the sentence should swing the sword...

Seriously, though I 100% agree. Pretty damn ridiculous to have Goodell hear the appeal of his own decision. If only there was some sort of agreement, that the owners and players had bargained for, perhaps collectively, where the players could have negotiated a better appeals process. If only.
 
2012-06-22 11:07:20 AM
The NFL isn't a court of law. The players association agreed to the the current setup of rules and regs with the CBA last year.

If they don't like it, they should take it up with their rep. Goodell is a first-class douche, but completely within the scope of his job in doing what he is.
 
2012-06-22 11:21:52 AM

HotWingConspiracy: Does it even matter if you can prove conclusively that Goodell is railroading someone? He has the final word no matter what it seems.


Keep in mind this is the same organization that fined the Redskins, publicly mind you, $35 million for violating the secret salary cap for the "uncapped" year; and then turned around and asked a court to dismiss an NFLPA suit over the (illegal) secret Salary cap, saying there was no such thing.
 
2012-06-22 11:23:56 AM
Balchinian: Fark the NFL the Saints.

That is all.


There, that's better. Bunch of fu*king crybabies...
 
2012-06-22 11:23:57 AM

digistil: He still had a career before he started shiatting on the one team that would have still worked with him. Now that's likely over.


Oh, I doubt it. He's old by NFL linebacker standards. His knees are shaky at best. And now he'll be one-year-out-of-shape.
 
2012-06-22 11:27:23 AM

digistil: before he started shiatting on the one team that would have still worked with him


Oh, and by the way, the Saints have already found his replacement.

MmmBadEggs: There, that's better. Bunch of fu*king crybabies...


One guy equals a bunch? Will Smith hasn't been "crying", has he?

Unless you're counting the two ex-Saints?
 
2012-06-22 11:32:01 AM

Magorn: Keep in mind this is the same organization that fined the Redskins, publicly mind you, $35 million for violating the secret salary cap for the "uncapped" year; and then turned around and asked a court to dismiss an NFLPA suit over the (illegal) secret Salary cap, saying there was no such thing.


This. They punished the Cowboys and...I think they got the Saints for that, too.

/and apparently the Raiders, now that I checked.
 
2012-06-22 11:53:05 AM

Slow To Return: His knees are shaky at best. And now he'll be one-year-out-of-shape.


The Jets sure didn't waste time trading him away when his (whatever degenerative condition was diagnosed in his knees) was found during his injury in '07. It's pretty impressive he's been able to play this long.
 
2012-06-22 11:53:56 AM
I chuckle every time Papi from DLHQ calls him "Fidel Goodell".
 
2012-06-22 11:54:23 AM
LOL IT'S ONE OF THOSE "Adjective noun is adjective" HEADLINES!!
 
2012-06-22 12:00:43 PM

digistil: I'm starting to wonder if Vilma blames the Saints for being part of this mess. Everything he does lately seems to do two things: attempt to burn as many bridges as possible and keep reminding everyone about bountygate by releasing retardedly thought out accusations. I find it hard to believe he's as dumb as he's coming across.


I know that he did really well academically at Miami, so I doubt it too.
 
2012-06-22 12:11:26 PM

xaks: The NFL isn't a court of law. The players association agreed to the the current setup of rules and regs with the CBA last year.

If they don't like it, they should take it up with their rep. Goodell is a first-class douche, but completely within the scope of his job in doing what he is.


That much is true of course. But I still think he went too far and the nflpa wasn't really envisioning this scenario when they signed off. But I guess they should have - that's their job.
 
2012-06-22 12:13:02 PM

MmmBadEggs: Balchinian: Fark the NFL the Saints.

That is all.

There, that's better. Bunch of fu*king crybabies...


Sorry, In order to "fix" something you have to make it better. Get rid of the Saints entirely, and you will still have the same shiat going on with some other team, and the same shiat going on at the top level of the league. I stand by the original statement.
 
2012-06-22 12:50:17 PM

lacrossestar83: LOL IT'S ONE OF THOSE "Adjective noun is adjective" HEADLINES!!



LOL Whiny post is whiny!
 
2012-06-22 01:00:05 PM
I certainly appreciate the headline, but we couldn't get a green out of an actual story like the NFL admitting they pulled out evidence against Vitt they previously disregarded just to have something scary their 12 reporters could breathlessly repeat on the air? Come now.

/I just hope everyone remembers this investigation in 10 years and doesn't give this power up again for a better parking space and whatever
 
2012-06-22 03:45:45 PM

Magorn: HotWingConspiracy: Does it even matter if you can prove conclusively that Goodell is railroading someone? He has the final word no matter what it seems.

Keep in mind this is the same organization that fined the Redskins, publicly mind you, $35 million for violating the secret salary cap for the "uncapped" year; and then turned around and asked a court to dismiss an NFLPA suit over the (illegal) secret Salary cap, saying there was no such thing.


I still am wondering why people are saying uncapped year when everything I read said the non-cba year would be played under old salary cap years.

Also, we need a moratorium on bandwagon rob trying to post links defending his recent team, they are guilty accept it and move on.
 
2012-06-22 04:08:39 PM

steamingpile: Also, we need a moratorium on bandwagon rob trying to post links defending his recent team, they are guilty accept it and move on.


LOL, yes, let's not post links that show just how ignorant you and those like you are on this issue. Farking pathetic.
 
2012-06-22 06:49:18 PM

robsul82: steamingpile: Also, we need a moratorium on bandwagon rob trying to post links defending his recent team, they are guilty accept it and move on.

LOL, yes, let's not post links that show just how ignorant you and those like you are on this issue. Farking pathetic.


Hey, can you

steamingpile: Magorn: HotWingConspiracy: Does it even matter if you can prove conclusively that Goodell is railroading someone? He has the final word no matter what it seems.

Keep in mind this is the same organization that fined the Redskins, publicly mind you, $35 million for violating the secret salary cap for the "uncapped" year; and then turned around and asked a court to dismiss an NFLPA suit over the (illegal) secret Salary cap, saying there was no such thing.

I still am wondering why people are saying uncapped year when everything I read said the non-cba year would be played under old salary cap years.


If your reading comprehension is anything like your ability to post fact, this doesn't surprise me in the least.

/Breaking the salary cap and contravening subsequent years' caps are two different things.
//Aaron Rodgers still doesn't suck at football
///But the Falcons do.
 
2012-06-22 06:49:58 PM
Sorry, robsul82, I quoted that one wrong.
 
2012-06-25 12:43:54 PM

Magorn: HotWingConspiracy: Does it even matter if you can prove conclusively that Goodell is railroading someone? He has the final word no matter what it seems.

Keep in mind this is the same organization that fined the Redskins, publicly mind you, $35 million for violating the secret salary cap for the "uncapped" year; and then turned around and asked a court to dismiss an NFLPA suit over the (illegal) secret Salary cap, saying there was no such thing.


Actually, they asked the court to dismiss the suit because it was written into the new CBA that the NFLPA wouldn't sue the NFL for anything cap-related that happened during the uncapped year.
 
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