Re: Vilma Files Suit vs Goodell
posted at 5/19/2012 9:04 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Vilma Files Suit vs Goodell
[QUOTE]Stommper - nice post, but just one point - the major sports leagues do get special dispensation from congress exempting them from certain laws. This does make them somewhat of a special case. I don't think this negates anything you are saying, except that they are not a 'simple' business like all other businesses. I do agree that Godell is the person standing between the NFL and total chaos. I do not agree with every fine he levels, every suspension, every penalty imposed, but I recognize the reasoning behind his actions and support them I hear pundits say - well the coaches and management were warned so OK with their penalties, but the players were never warned. Excuse me, but the NFL investigators were all over the Saints locker room two years ago asking players all about bounties, and the players either lied, or clammed up. Seems they knew then that it was not legal and that the league was 'sniffing around'. Not sure what kind of warning these pundits require. Well officer, nobody told me specifically there would be penalties if I killed a man, so I don't see how you can send me to jail?!! While the 'discovery' section of this lawsuit may reveal information the league would rather not air in public (including specific names of people that came clean), the sworn depositions that the league will take from 27 players, plus coaches and managers will be a can of worms that I do not think the Saints will want disclosed. That single audio tape was bad enough. If Godell gets angry enough, he may put Brees under oath as well - easy enough to deny any knowledge to a reporter, a little harder if such a denial is subject to perjury charges.
Posted by mia76[/QUOTE]
Thanks Mia, I hope I didn't sound offensive, it was not my intent.
But everyone just imagine being Roger Goodell for just 1 day.
It has to be totally insane.
It is now to a point in the NFL's life where Lawyers are going to be suing on every matter possible, the cash cow is about to become an all you can eat buffet.
Once again the legal system of this country will ruin something else we all enjoy.
Let me also add, the Players are about to annihilate themselves. It use to be players had agents that dealt with their contracts. Negoaitions were never leaked and you only got the results once everything was signed. The nonsense that goes on with todays contracts is mind boggling, it goes way beyond good faith.
What on Gawds earth are the players thinking?
This isnt bargaining for an extra dollar more like many of us have to do, or a free parking space, THEY ARE MAKING MILLIONS compared to jobs that matter in our country and the public sector and that pay far less such as, Police, Fire rescue, Doctors, (Kill the Lawyers), CIA Prostitutes......
Once this season is over and the Owners meet, I am so willing to bet that this will be the begining of end of the NFL as we know it. And honestly they will have to.
Contracts will have to be radically altered where as you have arbitration through your Union and that will be it. So much is going to change and its the players own fault for stupidy and greed beyond any limitation.
I know many will say the players built this league but my friends that is so not true.
The players play and thats all, and many of these guys cant get to the stadium without shooting someone, buying or selling drugs, beating up the wife as they leave or getting a massage from John Travolta....
. Its the owners with their time and money, their dirty politics of duping governers and the public that get stadiums built. If the players could start their own leagues they would have, it cant and wont be done, ask Vince McMahon after he wakes up from the stroke when you ask him how much money he lost in his football venture.
Im affraid we are about to lose one of the best things we as fans get to enjoy and look forward to each year.
Here's hoping for the best!