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    Re: Bounty suspensions overturned

    Goodell may have overstepped his bounds but I don't know if no suspension is right either.



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    Re: Bounty suspensions overturned

    Goodell must not have had hard evidence


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    Re: Bounty suspensions overturned

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    Goodell must not have had hard evidence
    If he didn't, then he was really getting some bad info from the NFL legal team. He couldn't have thought the players were just going to roll over on something like that.


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    Re: Bounty suspensions overturned

    If true this is awesome



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    Re: Bounty suspensions overturned

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    If true this is awesome
    It's definitely a blow to Goodell's image


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    Re: Bounty suspensions overturned

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    If he didn't, then he was really getting some bad info from the NFL legal team. He couldn't have thought the players were just going to roll over on something like that.
    He could have acted in good faith on hearsay, but with the player challenges, Goodell would have had to lay out his evidence.

    Unless they got off on a technicality.


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    Re: Bounty suspensions overturned

    Wouldn't paying/accepting money to purposely inflict bodily injury be some kind of crime? It would be interesting to see what kind of evidence the NFL has. If there is sufficient evidence, and if this happened at Saints away games, I'd laugh if some prosecutor in one of those jurisdictions looking to make a name for himself pressed charges.


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    Re: Bounty suspensions overturned

    wonder if the players have any standing for a slander suit.



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    Re: Bounty suspensions overturned

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    Unless they got off on a technicality.
    The article has been updated a little bit. It sounds like the suspensions were overturned because Goodell did not follow proper procedure.

    "Consistent with the panel's decision, commissioner Goodell will, as directed, make an expedited determination of the discipline imposed for violating the league's pay-for-performance/bounty rule. Until that determination is made, the four players are reinstated and eligible to play starting this weekend," the NFL said in a statement.


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    Re: Bounty suspensions overturned

    I agree with Rabbuk. I think this is just the beginning of this story, IMO. The players won't take reinstatement as resolution if they were willing to fight in the first place.

    And what's with Goodell and the original suspension? Vendetta? Seems odd that he would impose such huge penalties with no hard evidence, apparently.



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    Re: Bounty suspensions overturned

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    The article has been updated a little bit. It sounds like the suspensions were overturned because Goodell did not follow proper procedure.
    So, it's possible that they'll still be suspended at some point.


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    Re: Bounty suspensions overturned

    Quote Originally Posted by theantiAIRBHG View Post
    I agree with Rabbuk. I think this is just the beginning of this story, IMO. The players won't take reinstatement as resolution if they were willing to fight in the first place.
    If they weren't getting paid while under suspension, maybe the only thing they wanted was to get reinstated for a few games so that they can get a paycheck.

    All the ruling says is that Goodell violated procedure. It doesn't say that no violations of NFL policy were committed by the players.


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    Re: Bounty suspensions overturned

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    If they weren't getting paid while under suspension, maybe the only thing they wanted was to get reinstated for a few games so that they can get a paycheck.

    All the ruling says is that Goodell violated procedure. It doesn't say that no violations of NFL policy were committed by the players.
    agreed. It might be a little early for the players to declare victory. They've succeeded in stalling the NFL, but whether or not they've stopped them remains to be seen.


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    Re: Bounty suspensions overturned

    this whole thing has gotten way too complicated


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