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Posted on: June 24, 2011 7:43 am
POWER: What has long bothered some players is that Roger Goodell has possessed a nearly unrestricted supply of it. To put it bluntly, players believe the commissioner is far too punitive. This fact, I'm told, could be one of the minor sticking points in negotiations. Let's put it this way: players have expressed to DeMaurice Smith repeatedly, I'm told, they want the current disciplinary format changed. Many players despise it. They think Goodell fines and suspends players far too much and appeals are useless since they basically go back to him. Whether Goodell is actually too punitive, I don't know. I just know the players believe this.

Players have told Smith previously they'd like a group consisting of ex-players and maybe coaches, not paid by the NFL, to help administer punishment. My guess is Goodell would never let that happen.

This issue won't be a deal killer by any means. But players have expressed to Smith in recent months they'd like the current system to change.

SAD: Stories about players selling their Super Bowl rings to pay off debt always make me wince. The latest to do so is former Green Bay Packer Fuzzy Thurston who had his sold to pay off a tax bill. no comment here. Just hate to see it.

See you next week.
Category: NFL
Tags: Lockout

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: June 26, 2011 10:32 am

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The bottom line is the players are 100% within their rights to try to limit the commish's power and I personally would be far more comfortable with an objective panel in the appeals process vs the appeals going back to the guy that set the penalty. Too "me" its basic common sense.    The thing that gets me are all the nut jobs who are clearly jealous of the money the players - who they think they are better than - make, and the venom that oozes from it.  I think a ton of it has its bases in race.  It's why so many 'Average Joes' side with the Billionare Owners when they made such a blatantly unfair offer to the players in their last public offer.  Most did not care if it were fair or not.  They simply wanted "Those Guys" to make less money.   Just my opinion.

Since: Aug 31, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2011 10:04 pm

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Someone needs to control the thugs

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2011 8:03 pm

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tags also had pac-man jones, tank johnson, any number of people, which is why the palyer conduct caluse was put in place, becuase tags did nothing to them, just gave them a slap on the wrist

Since: Jun 25, 2011
Posted on: June 25, 2011 6:14 pm

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You are very funny; you must love anonymity of the internet because it provides you with a forum to talk crap and feel superior for once in your life. ” I don't know ANYONE personally who has been hassled by cops.  Maybe it's because WE DON"T GET INTO TROUBLE”. Your reality is not representative of the entire country. Hate to break it to you but sometimes the cops do harass people for no reason. Why do the players always have to be jerks and thugs? Are you jealous of the fact that they get paid way more money than you? Why aren't you mad at the owners, or CEOs, why is that the players always bare the brunt of peoples' anger when it comes to compensation?  Do you ever think of the long-term damage that is being done to their bodies? Of course not, you are only concerned with being entertained.

Best Regards,

Since: Jun 14, 2007
Posted on: June 24, 2011 11:47 pm

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Players whining about Goodell's penalties and fines sound like the people who can't stand cops, because they're always hassling them.
I don't know ANYONE personally who has been hassled by cops.  Maybe it's because WE DON"T GET INTO TROUBLE.
Get a life all you NFL jerks... you don't know how good you've got it. 

Since: Apr 9, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2011 7:54 pm

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They are projected to DOUBLE their revenue in the next 5 say hes doing anything but killing it.

The only players that have a problem with Goodell are the ones that cant stay out of trouble.....guess what...dont be stupid and you wont get punished.

Do you really think a new Commissioner appointed by the owners would take an easier stance on anything?  This is exactly what the owners want...and guess is their league and their rules.

Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2011 4:35 pm

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Roger Goodell and D. Smith both need to go.

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2011 2:54 pm

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I can't stand Goodell, and this issue is only a part of that.  This guy is just as phony as Tiki Barber.  Honestly I bet those two are the best of friends.

I remember when Paul Tagliabue was the commish.  He was an excellent one...actually balanced interests and grew the league.  This kind of reminds me of EA or Microsoft.  Basically the original guys grow the company and make it the best in their field, then some moron comes in and does his damnedest to drive it right into the ground. 

Part of the new agreement should be a new commish.  Goodell, with or without a labor dispute, was going to kill the NFL anyway.  It's already the no-contact and no-fun league.  I don't know what this idiot has planned next, but I'm sure he has some random stupidity..."just cause" he can.

Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: June 24, 2011 12:49 pm

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Everytime a player get arrested,found  cheating, beats a woman or drives his car off the road going 100 mph in 30 zone it reflects on his employer.Thats the way players want it,they want people to know who they are want big time endorsments or big time contracts but none of the work that goes with it.You know like showing up on time playing hard or just following the rules like the rest of us.You in every blog says a player told you this or hinted that and never with any names why is that?I dont want to you reveal any sources but players have come out and said this time and time agin yet you cant tell us who said what about anything ever,but expects the reader to take you at your word,even when you're wrong time and time agin or espn or fox has already talked about the same subject and you offer nothing new.

Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: June 24, 2011 12:03 pm

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Mike, it wouldn't violate any terms of the negotiation for a player to go on record and express that opinion or flat out state that they have in the past cried to the NFLPA about it. There have actually been direct quotes from repeat dirty players like James Harrison etc. So again is it just that your blogs are so filled with make believe that being associated with them it just that toxic players won't allow it? Or is it the usual case where you were "told" by reading something on ESPN? And of course you don't want to comment about a player managing his money so poorly that he had to sell his ring, that would remind people that the NFLPA doesn't do anything toward taking care of former players. Just those owners you hate so much. But really...back to your primary nonsense, criminals think the justice system is too harsh, kids think Daddy is too harsh, and babies in the NFL think the refs are too harsh too. I guess people being held accountable tend to notvlike it when it's not positive...thanks for the groundbreaking insight Mike. I'm sure you've opened a lot of eyes with this discovery!

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