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(USA Today)   NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admits he was wrong about Ray Rice, announces lifetime ban for repeat domestic violence offenders. Just kidding, he... no, wait. That actually IS what he did. Huh   (usatoday.com) divider line 112
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2014-08-28 04:09:31 PM
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2014-08-28 04:29:46 PM
FARK announces an anti-misogyny policy....then the NFL clamps down on domestic violence.

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2014-08-28 05:08:58 PM

Captain Steroid: [i1182.photobucket.com image 500x307]


wait a sec, Maud showed emotion?  :D
 
2014-08-28 05:33:17 PM
Offense: 6 games
2nd Offense: Lifetime Ban

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2014-08-28 05:46:49 PM

Professor Farksworth: Offense: 6 games
2nd Offense: Lifetime Indefinite Ban

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Not necessarily lifetime, just a minimum of one year and the remainder at the discretion of the commissioner.
 
2014-08-28 05:51:36 PM

BKITU: Professor Farksworth: Offense: 6 games
2nd Offense: Lifetime Indefinite Ban

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Not necessarily lifetime, just a minimum of one year and the remainder at the discretion of the commissioner.


See the way I heard it phrased was lifetime ban. DAMN YOU ESPN!!
 
2014-08-28 05:56:36 PM

Professor Farksworth: BKITU: Professor Farksworth: Offense: 6 games
2nd Offense: Lifetime Indefinite Ban

[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 624x317]

Not necessarily lifetime, just a minimum of one year and the remainder at the discretion of the commissioner.

See the way I heard it phrased was lifetime ban. DAMN YOU ESPN!!


Technically that's correct, but you can apply for reinstatement after 1 year.
 
2014-08-28 08:16:39 PM
NFL player: I told you to shut up!
His wife: You're an asshole!
NFL player: *punch*
His wife: I'm calling the cops!
NFL player: Not if you want these millions of dollars to keep rolling in.
His wife: I fell down the stairs.
 
2014-08-28 08:40:29 PM

jaylectricity: NFL player: I told you to shut up!
His wife: You're an asshole!
NFL player: *punch*
His wife: I'm calling the cops!
NFL player: Not if you want these millions of dollars to keep rolling in.
His wife: I fell down the stairs How about I still call the cops, then sue your ass for half of those millions you got from the NFL while we were hooked up and you whine about all those millions you won't be making in the future from the NFL?


FTFY
 
2014-08-28 09:04:09 PM
Now to find a couple of women to say Jim Harbaugh abused them.
 
2014-08-28 09:07:41 PM

IAmRight: Now to find a couple of women to say Jim Harbaugh abused them.


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2014-08-28 09:08:19 PM

IAmRight: Now to find a couple of women to say Jim Harbaugh abused them.


If you get a couple of female 9er fans they might have a case, his clock mismanagement alone is abusive.
 
2014-08-28 09:13:09 PM

Professor Farksworth: Offense: MINIMUM 6 games
2nd Offense: Lifetime Ban

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Could be more.  Say a college kid shows a pattern of abuse, he can be suspended longer on a 1st offense as a pro.
 
2014-08-28 09:15:03 PM

jst3p: IAmRight: Now to find a couple of women to say Jim Harbaugh abused them.

If you get a couple of female 9er fans they might have a case, his clock mismanagement alone is abusive.


WTF?!?...Oh...clock...
 
2014-08-28 09:16:41 PM

jaylectricity: NFL player: I told you to shut up!
His wife: You're an asshole!
NFL player: *punch*
His wife: I'm calling the cops!
NFL player: Not if you want these millions of dollars to keep rolling in.
His wife: I fell down the stairs.


"Muh-sojiny!
 
2014-08-28 09:20:02 PM
FTA: Consideration also will be given to mitigating factors such as "a prior incident before joining the NFL, or violence involving a weapon, choking, repeated striking, or when the act is committed against a pregnant woman or in the presence of a child," Goodell wrote.

Exactly how are any of those factors "mitigating"?
 
2014-08-28 09:21:41 PM

Captain Steroid: [Link][i1182.photobucket.com image 500x307]


Cancer
 
2014-08-28 09:28:50 PM

RINO: FTA: Consideration also will be given to mitigating factors such as "a prior incident before joining the NFL, or violence involving a weapon, choking, repeated striking, or when the act is committed against a pregnant woman or in the presence of a child," Goodell wrote.

Exactly how are any of those factors "mitigating"?


I'd think those would be aggravating factors making it worse.
 
2014-08-28 09:30:48 PM
Wait, let's get two to file domestic violence claims against Goodell.
 
2014-08-28 09:31:12 PM

RINO: FTA: Consideration also will be given to mitigating factors such as "a prior incident before joining the NFL, or violence involving a weapon, choking, repeated striking, or when the act is committed against a pregnant woman or in the presence of a child," Goodell wrote.

Exactly how are any of those factors "mitigating"?


Well have you paid attention to how many college players have been punching women lately?
 
2014-08-28 09:33:51 PM

steamingpile: RINO: FTA: Consideration also will be given to mitigating factors such as "a prior incident before joining the NFL, or violence involving a weapon, choking, repeated striking, or when the act is committed against a pregnant woman or in the presence of a child," Goodell wrote.

Exactly how are any of those factors "mitigating"?

Well have you paid attention to how many college players have been punching women lately?


Is that part of the combine now?
 
2014-08-28 09:34:06 PM

Professor Farksworth: BKITU: Professor Farksworth: Offense: 6 games
2nd Offense: Lifetime Indefinite Ban

[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 624x317]

Not necessarily lifetime, just a minimum of one year and the remainder at the discretion of the commissioner.

See the way I heard it phrased was lifetime ban. DAMN YOU ESPN!!


Well, technically, that's the ban for a third drug offense.
 
2014-08-28 09:36:08 PM

Professor Farksworth: BKITU: Professor Farksworth: Offense: 6 games
2nd Offense: Lifetime Indefinite Ban

[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 624x317]

Not necessarily lifetime, just a minimum of one year and the remainder at the discretion of the commissioner.

See the way I heard it phrased was lifetime ban. DAMN YOU ESPN!!


It's lifetime with the chance of parole.
 
2014-08-28 09:36:22 PM

stoli n coke: steamingpile: RINO: FTA: Consideration also will be given to mitigating factors such as "a prior incident before joining the NFL, or violence involving a weapon, choking, repeated striking, or when the act is committed against a pregnant woman or in the presence of a child," Goodell wrote.

Exactly how are any of those factors "mitigating"?

Well have you paid attention to how many college players have been punching women lately?

Is that part of the combine now?


Shuttle drill....and punch to mannequin!
 
2014-08-28 09:37:32 PM
I'm just wondering if the Commisssioner's Office has airport-type security screening.
 
2014-08-28 09:38:40 PM
Damn. I submitted this with a better headline!

That said, they are specifically NOT retroactively applying this to Ray Rice, which they should.
 
2014-08-28 09:41:58 PM

xaks: Damn. I submitted this with a better headline!

That said, they are specifically NOT retroactively applying this to Ray Rice, which they should.


Why apply it to the one case where there's clear video evidence of it happening, when you can instead use it for anyone who's had a claim made against them?
 
2014-08-28 09:44:32 PM
 
2014-08-28 09:44:39 PM

xaks: Damn. I submitted this with a better headline!

That said, they are specifically NOT retroactively applying this to Ray Rice, which they should.


Yes since only ravens fans think he's innocent of felony domestic assault, two people went on the elevator one came off unconscious. Case closed.
 
2014-08-28 09:57:12 PM
Lots of players have rules named after them. Mel Blount, Deacon Jones, Bert Emmanuel, etc., they all have rules named after them that fundamentally changed the game. And the Ray Rice Rule will always identify him as a woman beater.  Ray Rice's legacy, no matter how great he may (or may not) turn out to be, is this. What a thing to be known for in perpetuity.
 
2014-08-28 10:02:45 PM
I know a couple of Ravens fans that are pretty pissed off at how lightly he got off.

It's complete horseshiat.

The good news is, for once, the public backlash has caused them to get a bit closer to what should be.
 
2014-08-28 10:05:27 PM

xaks: Damn. I submitted this with a better headline!

That said, they are specifically NOT retroactively applying this to Ray Rice, which they should.


There is no way that could ever stand.  He did do wrong, but the player's union would likely still fight for him (and if they didn't, he'd have grounds to sue), as that was not the rule when he abused his girlfriend.  You don't get to arbitrarily break contracts because you don't like them.
 
2014-08-28 10:09:29 PM
I'll also note that I like that there is a little forgiveness built in.  People do stupid things, but allowing for people a chance to better themselves doesn't make the NFL look like they are simply making a judgment about something, especially when it is possible they may be proven to be wrong about it.

Besides, isn't domestic abuse the kind of thing that the law is supposed to cover?  Realistically, how many people would be eligible to play at all the season following when they hit their girlfriend?  I mean, I'm pretty sure prisoners don't get to leave and play football every Sunday.
 
2014-08-28 10:09:57 PM

06Wahoo: xaks: Damn. I submitted this with a better headline!

That said, they are specifically NOT retroactively applying this to Ray Rice, which they should.

There is no way that could ever stand.  He did do wrong, but the player's union would likely still fight for him (and if they didn't, he'd have grounds to sue), as that was not the rule when he abused his girlfriend.  You don't get to arbitrarily break contracts because you don't like them.


I know.

But the right thing to do would be to do so. Neither of these is really a question. But, there will be lawyers...
 
2014-08-28 10:11:34 PM

steamingpile: xaks: Damn. I submitted this with a better headline!

That said, they are specifically NOT retroactively applying this to Ray Rice, which they should.

Yes since only ravens fans think he's innocent of felony domestic assault, two people went on the elevator one came off unconscious. Case closed.


As a Ravens fan/former abused wife (got the fark out of that marriage), I say this: only two people know what really went on in that elevator, and they're not talking about it.
 
2014-08-28 10:16:07 PM
Torturing dogs is still okay though?

Stay classy, NFL.
 
2014-08-28 10:19:18 PM

baltimoreblonde: steamingpile: xaks: Damn. I submitted this with a better headline!

That said, they are specifically NOT retroactively applying this to Ray Rice, which they should.

Yes since only ravens fans think he's innocent of felony domestic assault, two people went on the elevator one came off unconscious. Case closed.

As a Ravens fan/former abused wife (got the fark out of that marriage), I say this: only two people know what really went on in that elevator, and they're not talking about it.


That's because one of them got knocked the fark out and doesn't remember and the other one could go to jail if he did talk about it. Come on, this isn't even a question, is it? Two people walked in, one was dragged out, and at no time did either of them say that she passed out from extreme drunkenness in the elevator.
 
2014-08-28 10:19:44 PM

xaks: 06Wahoo: xaks: Damn. I submitted this with a better headline!

That said, they are specifically NOT retroactively applying this to Ray Rice, which they should.

There is no way that could ever stand.  He did do wrong, but the player's union would likely still fight for him (and if they didn't, he'd have grounds to sue), as that was not the rule when he abused his girlfriend.  You don't get to arbitrarily break contracts because you don't like them.

I know.

But the right thing to do would be to do so. Neither of these is really a question. But, there will be lawyers...


Well if Rice does it again he is suspended indefinitely, so he gets no 2nd chance. That is about the most severe thing Goodell can do to him legally, at this point.
 
2014-08-28 10:23:07 PM

AlHarris31: xaks: 06Wahoo: xaks: Damn. I submitted this with a better headline!

That said, they are specifically NOT retroactively applying this to Ray Rice, which they should.

There is no way that could ever stand.  He did do wrong, but the player's union would likely still fight for him (and if they didn't, he'd have grounds to sue), as that was not the rule when he abused his girlfriend.  You don't get to arbitrarily break contracts because you don't like them.

I know.

But the right thing to do would be to do so. Neither of these is really a question. But, there will be lawyers...

Well if Rice does it again he is suspended indefinitely, so he gets no 2nd chance. That is about the most severe thing Goodell can do to him legally, at this point.


Not arguing that part of it.

Rice deserves a LOT more than a two-game wrist slap. We aren't talking a slap here. He knocked his girlfriend the fark OUT. That's tougher to do than you may realize.
 
2014-08-28 10:27:02 PM
So the first time Michael Sam tackles someone, he'll be out for six games?
 
2014-08-28 10:31:50 PM

skinink: So the first time Michael Sam tackles someone, he'll be out for six games?


Okay.... I luz...
 
2014-08-28 10:40:29 PM

xaks: AlHarris31: xaks: 06Wahoo: xaks: Damn. I submitted this with a better headline!

That said, they are specifically NOT retroactively applying this to Ray Rice, which they should.

There is no way that could ever stand.  He did do wrong, but the player's union would likely still fight for him (and if they didn't, he'd have grounds to sue), as that was not the rule when he abused his girlfriend.  You don't get to arbitrarily break contracts because you don't like them.

I know.

But the right thing to do would be to do so. Neither of these is really a question. But, there will be lawyers...

Well if Rice does it again he is suspended indefinitely, so he gets no 2nd chance. That is about the most severe thing Goodell can do to him legally, at this point.

Not arguing that part of it.

Rice deserves a LOT more than a two-game wrist slap. We aren't talking a slap here. He knocked his girlfriend the fark OUT. That's tougher to do than you may realize.


I agree with you. Only getting a 2 game suspension for that is a travesty of justice. But at this point, its over. Goodell has been a terrible commissioner, totally reactive not proactive. He only switched the domestic abuse suspension policy after fans threw a fit, only brought back the replacement refs after the Fail Mary, and only started to care about concussions after that book and Frontline special.

fark Goodell, the worst part is he pats himself on the back after doing shiat like this, when he only did it because everyone called him out.
 
2014-08-28 10:41:22 PM
So, I watched the Packers blow the doors off the Chiefs. Now I'm watching the 'Hawks at the Raiduhs.

...

Wow. The second string Raiders O is walking up and down the field against the mostly 1st string D. Nice partial pass block into the arms of the TE for a score from Carr.
 
2014-08-28 10:42:51 PM

AlHarris31: xaks: AlHarris31: xaks: 06Wahoo: xaks: Damn. I submitted this with a better headline!

That said, they are specifically NOT retroactively applying this to Ray Rice, which they should.

There is no way that could ever stand.  He did do wrong, but the player's union would likely still fight for him (and if they didn't, he'd have grounds to sue), as that was not the rule when he abused his girlfriend.  You don't get to arbitrarily break contracts because you don't like them.

I know.

But the right thing to do would be to do so. Neither of these is really a question. But, there will be lawyers...

Well if Rice does it again he is suspended indefinitely, so he gets no 2nd chance. That is about the most severe thing Goodell can do to him legally, at this point.

Not arguing that part of it.

Rice deserves a LOT more than a two-game wrist slap. We aren't talking a slap here. He knocked his girlfriend the fark OUT. That's tougher to do than you may realize.

I agree with you. Only getting a 2 game suspension for that is a travesty of justice. But at this point, its over. Goodell has been a terrible commissioner, totally reactive not proactive. He only switched the domestic abuse suspension policy after fans threw a fit, only brought back the replacement refs after the Fail Mary, and only started to care about concussions after that book and Frontline special.

fark Goodell, the worst part is he pats himself on the back after doing shiat like this, when he only did it because everyone called him out.


It isn't just Goodell. It's De Smith being his farking lapdog as the 'head' of the PA.
 
2014-08-28 10:43:26 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: baltimoreblonde: steamingpile: xaks: Damn. I submitted this with a better headline!

That said, they are specifically NOT retroactively applying this to Ray Rice, which they should.

Yes since only ravens fans think he's innocent of felony domestic assault, two people went on the elevator one came off unconscious. Case closed.

As a Ravens fan/former abused wife (got the fark out of that marriage), I say this: only two people know what really went on in that elevator, and they're not talking about it.

That's because one of them got knocked the fark out and doesn't remember and the other one could go to jail if he did talk about it. Come on, this isn't even a question, is it? Two people walked in, one was dragged out, and at no time did either of them say that she passed out from extreme drunkenness in the elevator.


I assume all possible Thunderdome jokes have been made at this point.
 
2014-08-28 10:43:34 PM
Are they still keeping that asinine marijuana policy? The NBA wouldn't exist with that policy.
 
2014-08-28 10:50:37 PM

PluckYew: Professor Farksworth: Offense: MINIMUM 6 games
2nd Offense: Lifetime Ban

[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 624x317]

Could be more.  Say a college kid shows a pattern of abuse, he can be suspended longer on a 1st offense as a pro.


But it could have been more before they sent out this press release. It's always been at the commissioner's discretion, there was nothing preventing Goodell from giving Ray Rice 6+ games to begin with.
 
2014-08-28 11:39:44 PM

baltimoreblonde: steamingpile: xaks: Damn. I submitted this with a better headline!

That said, they are specifically NOT retroactively applying this to Ray Rice, which they should.

Yes since only ravens fans think he's innocent of felony domestic assault, two people went on the elevator one came off unconscious. Case closed.

As a Ravens fan/former abused wife (got the fark out of that marriage), I say this: only two people know what really went on in that elevator, and they're not talking about it.


No we all know what happened in the elevator the asshole dragged his gf out unconscious of the elevator. Unless she pulled a gun on him there is no other reason for that to happen other than he's an asshole who deserves to be castrated without anesthesia. He's a piece of shiat.
 
2014-08-28 11:51:52 PM

ClavellBCMI: jaylectricity: NFL player: I told you to shut up!
His wife: You're an asshole!
NFL player: *punch*
His wife: I'm calling the cops!
NFL player: Not if you want these millions of dollars to keep rolling in.
His wife: I fell down the stairs How about I still call the cops, then sue your ass for half of those millions you got from the NFL while we were hooked up and you whine about all those millions you won't be making in the future from the NFL?  I didn't actually do anything to earn those millions but the courts will give to me anyway because equality stops where alimony begins

FTFY


FTFY
 
2014-08-28 11:56:20 PM
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