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(ESPN)   If you had July 2013 for when the NFL Bountygate lawsuits would start to be filed, come forward and collect your prize   (espn.go.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, NFL Bountygate, Barrett Greene, NFL, Redskins, Gregg Williams, Deuce McAllister, knees, Detroit Lions  
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567 clicks; posted to Sports » on 09 Jul 2013 at 8:14 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-09 08:33:36 AM  
Well, Commissioner Goodell, enjoy watching plaintiffs lawyers dismantle the league so you could make an example out of the Saints, you lying asshole.
 
2013-07-09 09:27:54 AM  

Nabb1: Well, Commissioner Goodell, enjoy watching plaintiffs lawyers dismantle the league so you could make an example out of the Saints, you lying asshole.


Unlikely at best. NFL discipline standards have little to do with legal standards or evidentiary requirement. Just ask Big Ben about the difference between 'chargeable' and 'suspend-able' behavior.

A private company had a LOT more latitude to handle matters internally (and a way lower standard of proof) than a plaintiff in a court of law.
 
2013-07-09 10:01:14 AM  

Deneb81: Nabb1: Well, Commissioner Goodell, enjoy watching plaintiffs lawyers dismantle the league so you could make an example out of the Saints, you lying asshole.

Unlikely at best. NFL discipline standards have little to do with legal standards or evidentiary requirement. Just ask Big Ben about the difference between 'chargeable' and 'suspend-able' behavior.

A private company had a LOT more latitude to handle matters internally (and a way lower standard of proof) than a plaintiff in a court of law.


Well said.  The evidence and testimony proving the bounty program was in place is certainly enough for the NFL's standards and for the casual observer.  The lawsuit, on the other hand, will be a tougher nut.
 
2013-07-09 11:34:58 AM  
The real interesting part of this case is discovery.

We'll see if there is a quick settlement to stop public disclosure of more embarassment to the NFL
 
2013-07-09 11:48:11 AM  
Liability attorneys are drooling at the thoughts here.
 
2013-07-09 12:02:16 PM  
I don't get it. The coaches and gm have all said there was a bounty program but it apparently didn't involve any players.
 
2013-07-09 12:02:33 PM  
Why would the Redskins put a bounty on a mediocre linebacker with a bum knee? Did the Redskins offense pay bounties? This whole thing reeks of butthurt by an ex player who wants money he isnt owed.
 
2013-07-09 12:11:01 PM  
I wish that the Watergate Complex/Hotel had been called something a little wilder, like WaterDoink-a-Doink or Waterpalaooza. Then we could have more entertaining scandal names, like BountyDoink-a-Doink  or Nipplepalooza.

/Or that it had happened at a Howard Johnson or Holiday Inn.
 
2013-07-09 12:32:30 PM  

skrame: I wish that the Watergate Complex/Hotel had been called something a little wilder, like WaterDoink-a-Doink or Waterpalaooza. Then we could have more entertaining scandal names, like BountyDoink-a-Doink  or Nipplepalooza.

/Or that it had happened at a Howard Johnson or Holiday Inn.


You've got Bunga-Bunga, what more do you need?
 
2013-07-09 01:49:03 PM  

UNC_Samurai: skrame: I wish that the Watergate Complex/Hotel had been called something a little wilder, like WaterDoink-a-Doink or Waterpalaooza. Then we could have more entertaining scandal names, like BountyDoink-a-Doink  or Nipplepalooza.

/Or that it had happened at a Howard Johnson or Holiday Inn.

You've got Bunga-Bunga, what more do you need?


Bunga-Bunga is good, but I don't think it has much domestic appeal. It hasn't really caught on in the states.
 
2013-07-09 03:41:39 PM  

mikaloyd: Why would the Redskins put a bounty on a mediocre linebacker with a bum knee? Did the Redskins offense pay bounties? This whole thing reeks of butthurt by an ex player who wants money he isnt owed.


The bounty had rewards for big hits, cartoffs, and injuries, among other things. This guy is saying that his knee injury was the result of one of their players being financially motivated to injure him, and had that motivation not been in place, he would not have been the victim of the cheapshot, as he terms it.

Whether you want to believe that is a different matter entirely, but that seems to be his side of the story.
 
2013-07-09 10:03:03 PM  

skrame: I wish that the Watergate Complex/Hotel had been called something a little wilder, like WaterDoink-a-Doink or Waterpalaooza. Then we could have more entertaining scandal names, like BountyDoink-a-Doink  or Nipplepalooza.

/Or that it had happened at a Howard Johnson or Holiday Inn.


There used to be a HoJos directly across the street from the Watergate. Ate there a number of times just for the view.
 
2013-07-10 01:45:40 AM  

Why Would I Read the Article: mikaloyd: Why would the Redskins put a bounty on a mediocre linebacker with a bum knee? Did the Redskins offense pay bounties? This whole thing reeks of butthurt by an ex player who wants money he isnt owed.

The bounty had rewards for big hits, cartoffs, and injuries, among other things. This guy is saying that his knee injury was the result of one of their players being financially motivated to injure him, and had that motivation not been in place, he would not have been the victim of the cheapshot, as he terms it.

Whether you want to believe that is a different matter entirely, but that seems to be his side of the story.


The guy suing played defense. A linebacker. The guy who hit him was a tight end. Nobody anywhere ever has accused the tight ends of hitting linebackers in order to collect bounties. Until now.
 
2013-07-10 03:04:39 AM  
Imagine if the Saints didn't play the dirtiest game of the decade against the Vikings.

Imagine if Brett Favre won that game, and didn't have his body broken, and went on to win another ring.

... It could have been worse?
 
2013-07-10 03:09:23 AM  

mikaloyd: The guy suing played defense. A linebacker. The guy who hit him was a tight end. Nobody anywhere ever has accused the tight ends of hitting linebackers in order to collect bounties. Until now.


It wouldn't be a surprise, at all, to hear that a large offensive player went after a defensive player in order to take out their legs. Have you heard of the Denver Broncos, by chance, and chop blocking?

Now, how a DEFENSIVE coordinator would be responsible for an offensive player'shiat? That's a discussion worth having.
 
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