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#16 P-paw

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

I personally think its fugged up to fine someone that much money when they make that little to begin with. He made 5 G's compared to the 26 he should have.

The NFL needs to fix the fines, and help out the players who don't make as much.

To be clear, he should have been fined, but I completely disagree with the amt

Man..I personally believe that ALL sport athletes are overpaid. He should only be making 5k a game to begin with. Doctors and teachers should make more than them in my opinion.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:17 PM

Not the point... It's not fair to fine someone 4/5 of their check (80%)

Say you mess up at work, or miss a deadline... Lets see how'd you feel about it then tough guy

They are fined a comical amount bc they make a comical amount.....

Can't compare it to John Doe working next door.....

NFL players, even bad ones, make so much money only a comical fine has influence.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:17 PM

My dad is an Army vet and worked for 50 years in mills. He makes $24,000 a YEAR on retirement alone, and he never tried to concuss/paralyze anybody in his life.


fug Conte. Serves him right.


First off Thanks to your dad for his service... And I totally understand what you're saying. I'm not an advocate for the rich as I am currently serving in the military. What I'm saying is that the punishment should fit the crime.... Yes, the player knows the rules and broke them. He should be punished, but I think this is a classic case where the NFL is doing more harm than good. I also feel bad for LaFell and our team possibly having to play without him... It's a double edged sword man. I see both sides of it.

#19 TruCatzFan

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

They are fined a comical amount bc they make a comical amount.....

Can't compare it to John Doe working next door.....

NFL players, even bad ones, make so much money only a comical fine has influence.


I don't disagree with anything u said at all

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

Oh TCF lol...

#21 FastNFurious

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

I personally think its fugged up to fine someone that much money when they make that little to begin with

yeh, it must be horrible to ONLY make 26k a week.... I wish I ONLY made that much

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

I would take 5k for a weeks work. Not even counting doing something you love to do.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

Conte's NFL pay this year is 608,400....

Does anyone realize what percentage of his 2012 money he actually lost.....when he used his body as a weapon by NFL rules? Silly to be upset of that...

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

Conte's NFL pay this year is 608,400....

Does anyone realize what percentage of his 2012 money he actually lost.....when he used his body as a weapon by NFL rules? Silly to be upset of that...



Problem I have....the guys making big money....that fine is peanuts. That's why I agree it should be a percentage of the game check. Would make the consequences equal for all.....and more meaningful for those with very big paychecks.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

Problem I have....the guys making big money....that fine is peanuts. That's why I agree it should be a percentage of the game check. Would make the consequences equal for all.....and more meaningful for those with very big paychecks.


I am fine with the percentage system as long as there is a floor for the minimum (meaning that Conte;s fine should not be $500 because he only makes x amount. All cheap shot fines should start out at a minimum amount (for example, one weeks pay for a minimum salary player) and increase incrementally based on compensation. That would make sense. The union would fight that big time. I am not sure if the fine system is based on the CBA anyway. Right now, it seems that lower paid players will get taxed at a higher rate since the current fining system does not consider what the player makes. Maybe, one weeks pay for all players would be the trump card. The problem sometimes is that you see players getting fined for hits that aren't that bad.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:08 PM

I personally think its fugged up to fine someone that much money when they make that little to begin with. He made 5 G's compared to the 26 he should have.

The NFL needs to fix the fines, and help out the players who don't make as much.

To be clear, he should have been fined, but I completely disagree with the amt

I see that point. It should be based on a percentage of a game check. I just wonder how you are supposed to pull up with some of these fines. \

Remember when our safties used to hit people? I do. Minter, Harris....the good old days.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

good Conte's a dick

#28 MemphisGambler

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

I see that point. It should be based on a percentage of a game check. I just wonder how you are supposed to pull up with some of these fines. \

Remember when our safties used to hit people? I do. Minter, Harris....the good old days.


I remember in the 70's when George Atkinson and Jack Tatum would just clothesline a receiver and nearly decapitate them with the ball not even being thrown to the receiver in question.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

Wonder why the media has not jumped on the fact that Lafell returned to the game after being checked out by neutral, impartial medical personnel?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

I remember in the 70's when George Atkinson and Jack Tatum would just clothesline a receiver and nearly decapitate them with the ball not even being thrown to the receiver in question.


Ronnie Lott would owe the NFL more than he made.


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