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Saints* fans

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bountymas: the holiday that keeps on giving.

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Yeeaaaa. Suckers

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http://nfllabor.file...atter-2-doc.pdf

Although you claimed to have been ‘wrongfully accused with insufficient evidence,’ your lawyers elected not to ask a single question of the principal investigators, both of whom were present at the hearing (as your lawyers had requested); you elected not to testify or to make any substantive statement, written or oral, in support of your appeal; you elected not to call a single witness to support your appeal; and you elected not to introduce a single exhibit addressing the merits of your appeal. Instead, your lawyers raised a series of jurisdictional and procedural objections that generally ignore the CBA, in particular its provisions governing ‘conduct detrimental’ determinations…”

Beat me to it Mr Scot...

Looking for the delete button...

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Only people shocked are the suspended players and the Saints** fans.

I just want to stop hearing about this bullshit already and watch some football.

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Good, now its on to the next phase. Hopefully the courts expedite this process. The Starcaps suspensions were a damned joke.

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Michael David Smith thinks Goodell may be willing to reduce suspensions if players give him a reason to do so (link)

In the league’s announcement about Goodell upholding the suspensions of Saints* linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Packers defensive end Anthony Hargrove, Saints* defensive end Will Smith and Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, a portion of the letter from Goodell to the players indicates that the commissioner still wants to hear from the players and is committed to listening to what they have to say.

“While this decision constitutes my final and binding determination under the CBA, I of course retain the inherent authority to reduce a suspension should facts be brought to my attention warranting the exercise of that discretion,” Goodell wrote to the players. “The record confirms that each of you was given multiple chances to meet with me to present your side of the story. You are each still welcome to do so.”

How much would you like to bet that one of the conditions for such reduction would be public confession?

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one odd statement: "you elected not to call a single witness to support your appeal"

not sure if this makes sense, but how could you call a witness to something that supposedly didnt happen? If it didn't exist, how could there be any witnesses?

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one odd statement: "you elected not to call a single witness to support your appeal"

not sure if this makes sense, but how could you call a witness to something that supposedly didnt happen? If it didn't exist, how could there be any witnesses?

They could have called witnesses to say "that stuff didn't happen".

The problem, of course, being that it did.

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one odd statement: "you elected not to call a single witness to support your appeal"

not sure if this makes sense, but how could you call a witness to something that supposedly didnt happen? If it didn't exist, how could there be any witnesses?

A witness would be another teammate (not accused) willing to to state what did or didnt occur....on the record.

And with Greg admitting he ran a bounty program....no player is going to lie to Goodell and be brought into it.

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