Re: Goodell fined $560,000
posted at 9/2/2009 4:12 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Goodell fined $560,000
Per PFT - If Goodell has an issue it is the possibility of talking to an unauthorized representative. So I guess the first question would be is there a list of authorized representatives that are allowed to talk with the commissioner? Additionally, does anyone have any information about what was discussed in this meeting? According to Sirius this morning, Goodell has an open door policy with players. Does every player that wants to talk with Goodell have to get permission from the NFLPA? Does the NFL have a responsibility to not discuss NFLPA issues unless approved by someone? I understand the point about collusion, but isn't the NFL always the contractual adversary of the NFLPA? Wouldn't their goal always be to get the most for its owners at the expense of the players? If so, can the NFL really collude against the players? If not, I guess my previous post would be incorrect which means that some of the media reports are incorrect. Does the lady who filed suit against the NFLPA and also accused the NFL and Vincent of this have an axe to grind with the NFLPA? Yes.
Posted by underdogg
The phrase "authorized representative" should be your first hint as to whether there are certain reps they can speak to. Correct?
Sensitive union materials were supposedly discussed although we do not know exactly what was discussed.
NFLPA reps would need permission to speak of Union matters, Yes. Open door policy? Irrelevant!
Yes the Nfl could collude against it's players especially if Union Reps are acting in bad faith and dispensing sensitive material. They could easily state that the players are willing to settle for this or that which would give the NFL an unfair advantage on the bargaining table.
The lady has an axe to grind because AFTER she blew the whistle, she was suspended. This is also illegal in addition to the collusion if true and a good reason for the feds to be involved. It may very well open up a bigger can of worms. The Lady is a Daughter of a Virginia state rep. who after naming names, times, and places seems credible.
If this is true, it could mean big dodo for Goodell.
No wonder Kraft doesn't want to make any big moves as apparently this has been going on since at least march. Uncertainty at it's best!
Oh, and btw Goodell, give Vince his fines back so he can eat! Just had to throw that in. What's good for the goose is good for the gander!