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Bounty suspensions overturned

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Buck Melanoma, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Buck Melanoma

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    Appeals panel overturns bounty suspensions

    Posted by Mike Florio on September 7, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT
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    In the end, Judge Berrigan didn’t have to issue a ruling at all.
    An internal appeals panel has overturned the bounty suspensions imposed on the players, a source with knowledge of the decision tells PFT. The development was first reported by Jim Trotter of SI.com.
    Victory is mine!!!!” Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilmasaid, via Twitter.
    Indeed it is, for now. Unlike any ruling that may have been issued by Judge Berrigan, the ruling from the internal appeals panel, which overturned a prior decision from arbitrator Richard Burbank, is final and binding. The league has no recourse — unless the league chooses to file a lawsuit attacking the outcome of the internal arbitration. (Which is what the players had been trying to do before Judge Berrigan.)
    As to Judge Berrigan, she may still issue a ruling adopting and enforcing the outcome of the internal appeal, giving federal credibility to the decision of the panel.
    We’ve just received the decision from the panel. We’ll be posting something that explains the ruling in further detail.
     
  2. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Who are these anarchists on this secret panel? ;)
     
  3. Buck Melanoma

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    Freedom fighters. I thought I heard the name Che mentioned.
     
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  4. MadMike

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    This **** reminds me of Harry Potter and how the Death Eaters claimed they were under the imperious when they were killing everyone so they didnt have to go to Azkaban... Wow, that was pretty damn nerdy, my bad, lol.
     
  5. Lance19

    Lance19 BoltTalker

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    Ummm...yeah...

    It's like when Dora the Explorer said: "There is a higher court than courts of justice
    and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts...beeeotch!"
     
  6. CoronaDoug

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    Suck it Roger! :abq2:
     
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  7. boltfanatik

    boltfanatik Toxic Minority Member

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    WOW is all I have to say! Did not see that coming at all.
     
  8. Ikeman83

    Ikeman83 Werter Pöbel

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    Even though Goodell lost the arbitration, I think he ultimately won the battle that he was trying to win, which is covering the NFL's *** for the Concussion suits coming down the line.
     
  9. CoronaDoug

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    League’s internal memo suggests that suspensions will be re-issued

    Posted by Mike Florio on September 7, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT

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    Many are painting the decision to wipe out the bounty suspensions imposed against Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Saints defensive end Will Smith, Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, and free-agent defensive end Anthony Hargrove as a slam-dunk win for the players.

    While it was a victory on the surface, it was fairly hollow and potentially temporary.

    Apart from the fact that the timing of the decision prevented the players from practicing in preparation for Week One, the ruling gives the NFL another chance to impose the suspensions in a way that draws clear lines between conduct detrimental to the game (over which Commissioner Roger Goodell has jurisdiction) and salary-cap violations arising from a pay-for-performance/bounty system (over which Goodell has no jurisdiction).

    It’s likely that the league will simply re-issue the same suspensions. Indeed, the memo sent by NFL general counsel Jeff Pash to the various teams on Friday clearly indicates that the league continues to believe that wrongdoing occurred — and that there should be significant punishment for it.

    “Nothing in today’s decision contradicts any of the facts found in the investigation into this matter, or absolves any player of responsibility for conduct detrimental,” Pash writes. “Nor does the decision in any way suggest what discipline would be appropriate for conduct that lies within the authority of the Commissioner. Per the panel’s direction, the Commissioner will promptly reconsider the matter and make a determination of the appropriate discipline consistent with the standards set forth in today’s decision. All clubs will be advised when that decision is made.”

    It would be a surprise if the outcome is anything other than what it already was: a full season for Vilma, four games for Smith, three games for Fujita, and eight games for Hargrove.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/category/rumor-mill/
     
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  11. MadMike

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    Dora's so ghetto!
     
  12. ETicket

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    Well it's a well know fact that there's a group of the five wealthiest people in the world known as the pentaverate, who run everything in the world, including the newspapers. And meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion known as, the Meadows.

    So who's in this pentaverate?

    The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettes, The Rothchilds and Col. Sanders before he went tets up.
     
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    I have a feeling Rodger is not going to just roll over and let this rest!:whistling: Someone just pissed on his shoe.
     
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