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#226 mav1234

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:34 PM

I say let the players play. Hell yea. It will be interesting to see their fate on the field.


I disagree. For the long term security of the NFL, safety must always be improving. Allowing for players to knowingly and intentionally injure other players would open the NFL to law suits that would completely destroy the league.

#227 YoungPanthers89

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:35 PM

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#228 Munch4455

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

There is another way to look at this as well. Not that it is as big as the act itself, but I am 95% sure that paying players for on field contributions, outside of the things outlined in the contract, is some sort of a salary cap violation. Otherwise we could sign anyone to a minimum contract, and then pay them whatever they wanted under the table.

#229 SOJA

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

i heart you youngpanthers89

#230 Mr. Scot

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:38 PM

holy hell 50k pages



http://sportsillustr...l#ixzz1o073PGZ4

I don't know if I've read 50,000 pages in the past five years.

The words 'off books' might seem small, but I have a feeling there going to be pretty big in this situation.

Edited by Mr Scot, 02 March 2012 - 05:54 PM.


#231 Cary Kollins

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:40 PM

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#232 Murph

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:40 PM

There is another way to look at this as well. Not that it is as big as the act itself, but I am 95% sure that paying players for on field contributions, outside of the things outlined in the contract, is some sort of a salary cap violation. Otherwise we could sign anyone to a minimum contract, and then pay them whatever they wanted under the table.


Yes, the commish has already stated that this is a major infraction of the old and new CBA agreements. This hole they dug is deep.

#233 Ken

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

Current & Former players react to Bounty program - NFL.com

#234 Cj72

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

I have one question. If it turns out to be shockey that spilled the beans, do we give him a statue out front of the stadium??

#235 LongTriad

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:43 PM

I disagree. For the long term security of the NFL, safety must always be improving. Allowing for players to knowingly and intentionally injure other players would open the NFL to law suits that would completely destroy the league.


Sorry, that's not what I meant. I was saying to allow these specific players continue to be on the field and take what the others will dish out. Sorry not to have been clear on that. In truth participants nor anyone with knowledge of such a thing should ever be allowed back into a NFL stadiun. Including Payton and the Saints owners.

#236 CatMan72

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:44 PM

I have one question. If it turns out to be shockey that spilled the beans, do we give him a statue out front of the stadium??


HELL YES, wonder if they'll all want to pose for pictures with that one too?

Stay classy New Orleans.

#237 Mr. Scot

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:44 PM

what a piss poor statement.

I ran it through Babelfish. Here's the translation:

S--t! We got caught!



#238 Floppin

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

@MarkMcMillian29
Roger Goodell says #Saints bounty program involved payments for injuring opposing players. Who was the rat that told #DAMSHAME

#239 Fade2BlackAndBlue

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:46 PM

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#240 CatMan72

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

So let me get this straight, after 40 years of being the absolute laughing stock of the NFL, the Aints finally crawl out of the toilet, win a SB and all of that will be tainted by one of the biggest scandals in the history on the NFL?

Saints fans, just kill yourselves now. LOL


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