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Merriman Suspended 4 Games?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by O'reilly, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man New Member

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    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

    MERRIMAN HAS NO AGENT?

    In response reports that Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman has been notified by the league of a four-game suspension for violating the league's steroids policy, we thought we'd give his agent a call to confirm that the news is true.

    But, as it turns out, Merriman apparently has no agent.

    We'd previously heard that he parted ways with the Postons, who undoubtedly were recommended to him by Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington, a Merriman mentor. But a list of players and agents maintained by the NFLPA omits Merriman's name, which causes us to conclude that he has no agent.

    Then again, another high-profile player who represents himself appears on the list, with his own name listed in the spot where the agent's name would be. With that said, we can't imagine that the omission of Merriman's name was an oversight, especially since he was the league's defensive rookie of the year in 2005.

    The apparent fact that he has no agent is significant. Agents don't only negotiate contracts. They also quarterback the process when there is a proposed suspension. The letter notifying a players of a suspension typically arrives on Monday (in fact, the players refer to the first day of the normal work week as "Drug Monday"). And the letter says that the player has five days to appeal.

    So what happened here? As a league insider speculates, Merriman had no one to file the appeal on his behalf, so he started asking around the locker room for assistance. Maybe he got it, maybe he didn't. But it likely prompted the news of the suspension to mushroom, making it easier to be detected by the media.

    The best advice to any player who gets a letter on Drug Monday? Shut your mouth, and talk only to your agent about it. If you don't have an agent, get one. But don't tell anyone why you need one.

    Meanwhile, the action against Merriman is being viewed in some circles as further evidence that new Commissioner Roger Goodell is serious about enforcing the rules strictly and aggressively. We're not suggesting that guys like Merriman got a pass in the past, but the fact that a player of Merriman's profile hasn't been popped in the past few years (or ever) hint that maybe the league has been more inclined to exercise discretion when it comes to marquee players.

    Remember Ricky Williams' un-retirement? Under a strict application of the substance abuse policy, he should have been suspended for a full year once he tried to come back. But the league, which was in the process of nailing down some of the new broadcast deals, allowed Williams to return with only a four-game suspension.

    The new message to all players, as we see it: If you cheat and get caught, you'll pay the price -- no matter who you are.

    Good for the new Commish.
     
  2. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man New Member

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    Merriman suspended 4 games by NFL

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  3. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    Merriman suspended 4 games by NFL

    FU leisure Ware is MY boy :icon_evil: :icon_evil: :icon_evil:
     
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    Interesting. Maybe this is why the appeal is "ongoing". :icon_shrug:
     
  5. Thumper

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    I bet HBO's Inside the NFL finally gives us some air time this week. Bob Costas being a San diego hater and all.
     
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  6. Thumper

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    Merriman suspended 4 games by NFL

    Ware sucks. So do the cowgirls. :tdown:
     
  7. boltmanbz

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    Merriman suspended 4 games by NFL

    Ware does suck, and anyone that is changing there mind on wanting merriman is retarded, im sure carolina fans could careless that peppers got busted a couple years ago cause he is leading the NFL in sacks right now
     
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    Thanx Darlin!!:) :tup: :icon_toast:
     
  9. BFISA

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    Good deal, Bro!! :tup: :icon_toast:
     
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    Merriman suspended 4 games by NFL

    Nah, jes ankle biters.
     
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    Merriman suspended 4 games by NFL

    Taking a peak at posters on your ignore list again, I see.


    :icon_rofl:
     
  12. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Merriman suspended 4 games by NFL

    Merriman is a regular on Rock 105.3's morning show, The Mikey Show. I think it was 2 weeks ago Shawne stated he was without an agent, so that report is 100% true right from the source.
     
  13. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    This couldnt come at a worse time,
    We got tough STL at home
    Cleveland
    Then Cinci and Denver on the Road.

    Im starting wonder weather Igors injury was really and injury too. Is it coicidence that he just happened to get injured the same week 4 other players were suspended for steroids?
     
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    Nice conspiracy theory, but they would have made the suspension public.
     
  15. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Dude, we cant assume we know anything about the NFL anymore.
     
  16. Kwak

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    If Igor had gotten popped for roids, it would have been out in the media like all the other reports. You are reaching...
     
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  18. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Ive always been suspicious about Igor, and Castillo, and Foley, and Dielman, and especially Hardwick.
    You know how hard it is to gain 20lbs in a couple months when you run that much?
    They are all on my list as suspicious.
     
  19. MacBolty

    MacBolty BoltTalker

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    Let's not throw the rest of the Boltz under the bus with these conspiracy theories. We haven't even heard a public statement. There is supposed to be some sort of story behind this, and bullshiznit or not, I am going to reserve my rants until after we know the real story. Or at least what the press release states is the real story.... heh.
     
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    It really doesn't make sense that he'd take steriods. He doesn't really need them. So I'm apt to think something fishy is going on.
     
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    Trumpet_Man New Member

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    It was in 1993

    http://chicagosports.chicagotribune...esgamer,1,3579427.story?coll=cs-bears-utility

    Bears—yes, Bears—gain first-place tie

    By Fred Mitchell
    Tribune staff reporter

    October 10, 1993


    PHILADELPHIA -- Sit back and get comfortable.

    The Bears appear determined to take their fans on an emotional National Football Conference Central Division title drive-an excursion that appeared improbable just two weeks ago.

    A 17-6 upset Sunday over the previously unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles (4-1) thrust the Bears (3-2) into a three-way tie for the division lead with the Minnesota Vikings and idle Detroit Lions.

    Winners of three straight, the Bears ended the 11-game home winning streak of the injury-depleted Eagles at Veterans Stadium. The Bears may have lost the services of starting wide receiver Wendell Davis for the year. Davis tore tendons in both knees while leaping to try to catch a pass in the second period.

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

    BAXTER BLOWS OUT BOTH KNEES

    Browns cornerback Gary Baxter tore patellar tendons in both knees on Sunday while trying to break up a pass, according to the Associated Press.

    It's the first time such an injury has occurred, in our recollection, since former Bears receiver Wendell Davis tore two patella tendons on the old green cement surface of Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, way back in 1993. [Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Davis tore both ACLs, based on an erroneous statement in a USA Today item from a few years back listing the worst . . . knee . . . injuries . . . ever. We apologize to Wendell's ACLs.]

    Baxter will have surgery on Tuesday, and is expected to be sidelined for an entire year. He joined the Browns in 2005 as a free agent, after jumping to Cleveland from the Ravens. Though we can't remember all of the details (and we're feeling too lazy right now to research it), we vaguely recall that Baxter had a verbal agreement in place with the Ravens before bolting for the Browns.

    Said one league source in response to the news: "[Baxter] has never been durable. He's a tight athlete. That was why some people thought [the Browns] overpaid. Guys who get hurt a lot usually get hurt a lot."
     
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    Good for you. Do me a favor and don't quote them. Because I DON'T want to see them.

    This day has been bad enough as it is. :tdown:
     
  23. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    According to ESPN News Hot List... Merriman will make a statement later today and they will carry it. Not much to offer beyond that. (BTW, it's 3:05pm PST right now)
     
  24. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man New Member

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    Thanks for the heads up...lemme change the TV to catch it.:tup:
     
  25. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    You can watch those douchebag reporters on Around the Horn yack about it right now...
     

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