Dan Patrick Says Schefter Reporting That Vilma Is Appealing
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:54 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:03 AM
just wondering because if you have to show grounds for an appeal, even though it could be circumstantial and vague, somebdoy obviously thinks they have a case.
Of course they (NFLPA) could be appealing the sentence alone based on precedent and are taking a big risk IMO of having Goodell come out with more details that led to such a lengthy sentence.
If, of course, there are any such details.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:05 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:06 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:08 AM
Goodell should say "Ok I've changed my mind. I am going to change my punishment. I will remove the year long suspension. I will then make it a year and a half long suspension instead. Deal with it."
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:09 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:15 AM
The appeal actually goes back to the commissioner so I'm not sure how fair it is.
if you still don't agree you can take it to the sports arbitrary board but you have to have legitimate grounds then.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:19 AM
I wonder if Goodell can jut laugh it off. He probably wants to but will not give the NFLPA a chip to play next time the CBA comes up. Like many appeals this is just probably an attempt to get under the skin of the office of the commish. I doubt we get a response today from Goodell. NFLPA reps are just fishing for something to be released to the press that is defaming and hard to prove.
effing lawyers and their "games"
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:50 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:59 AM
Unfortunately, this is the sort of appeal I could see being tied up in court, and I could actually see Vilma not getting suspended for a couple years, probably when he's ready to retire anyway.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:12 PM