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Source: Jackson suspended by NFL

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by wrbanwal, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5345629

    according to Adam Schefter


    The NFL suspended San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson three games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, a league source said Thursday.

    The three-game suspension can be reduced upon appeal, but it is uncertain whether Jackson will appeal. He pleaded guilty in February to driving under the influence, his second conviction.

    Jackson's suspension could be a moot point, however. He has been planning to not report to the Chargers unless he signs a long-term contract extension that nobody believes is forthcoming.

    If the season begins and Jackson has not reported to the team, then he would be suspended for three games that he wouldn't have played in anyway.

    Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider.
     
  2. Harley

    Harley BoltTalker

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    i thought the suspension was enforced once he was an active member of a roster, i.e. not until he reports.
     
  3. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    So if he shows up week 10 then he starts his suspension? That means he will not be back until week 13. Nice...
     
  4. Harley

    Harley BoltTalker

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    he'd have to show in week 7 to accure the season. but it's still unclear according to the afc west blog on espn.com.
     
  5. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    No. His suspension is for the first 3 games of the season. I also see him appealing.

    See the last sentence of the article.
     
  6. CoronaDoug

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    That is interesting. Not that I want him gone but the NFL should change the rule in this case to the first three active games. This suspension may help his cause.
     
  7. HollywoodLeo

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    Why would he appeal if he'd be suspended for games he has no intentions of playing anyways?

    Or is the article longer than what's in the first post? (the link isn't working for me)
     
  8. LV Bolt Fan

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    I'd appeal.I'd be trying to get it reduced. Just in case something happened on some sort of contract/trade.
     
  9. Johnny Lightning

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    Chargers WR Jackson suspended three games for conduct


    NFL.com Wire Reports
    Published: July 1, 2010

    The NFL has suspended San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson for three games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy, NFL Network insider Michael Lombardi confirmed through a league source Thursday.

    NFL.com's Vic Carucci, citing league sources, reported that Jackson's suspension actually was handed down two weeks ago. Sources told Carucci that the NFLPA already has filed an appeal and is confident that the amount of games can be reduced.

    The league had no comment on the matter and said Jackson's situation remains under review.

    The Chargers and other teams expected the suspension, sources told Carucci, and don't believe it will affect contract negotiations or Jackson's trade value. Jackson's status with the Chargers has been in doubt because he hasn't yet signed his restricted free-agent tender.

    In February, Jackson was sentenced to four days in jail and five years of probation after pleading guilty to a DUI charge stemming from a January 2009 arrest. In January of this year, Jackson was pulled over while on his way to the team's divisional playoff loss to the New York Jets and arrested for driving with a suspended license and an expired registration.

    The 2009 arrest was Jackson's second for DUI since he joined the Chargers. He pleaded guilty after the first incident in 2006 and still was on probation when he was arrested again in January 2009. Because it was his second DUI conviction, Jackson was subject to the NFL's personal-conduct policy.

    Jackson set career highs last season with 68 receptions for 1,167 yards and nine touchdowns, and he was selected to his first Pro Bowl. That production led to his desire for a long-term contract, but the Chargers offered only a one-year, $3.268 million tender that was reduced to $583,000 after he didn't sign it by the June 15 deadline. Sources told the San Diego Union-Tribune last month that Jackson might stay away from the team until after Week 10.

    The rumors about Jackson's future are widespread and compelling. The Seattle Seahawks were one of the first teams linked to the receiver and are in "the best" position to land him, according to NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora. One team unlikely to join the pursuit is the Bears, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, because of the cost in both draft picks and a long-term contract.

    The Washington Redskins have been rumored to be interested, and Mike Shanahan is known to have coveted Jackson during the 2005 NFL Draft when he was the Denver Broncos' coach. Also, NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche reported Wednesday that Jackson has been working out with Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb in Arizona.




    Video... http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d...es-for-conduct
     
  10. wrbanwal

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    So, I guess it doesn't mean anything.

    :icon_shrug:
     
  11. Kwak

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    According to what I heard, if he holds out, the suspension means nothing. The suspension is the first 3 games of the season not the first 3 games after he comes back from the holdout.
     
  12. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I think once he signs his tender he's on the roster, and even if he's not eligable to start he gets credit for being on the roster for 6 weeks.

    So he'll hold out through week 10, sign his tender, and miss the next 3 games...meaning he'll be back in December.
     
  13. LV Bolt Fan

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    Read the part in red. :yes:
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5345629

    according to Adam Schefter


    The NFL suspended San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson three games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, a league source said Thursday.

    The three-game suspension can be reduced upon appeal, but it is uncertain whether Jackson will appeal. He pleaded guilty in February to driving under the influence, his second conviction.

    Jackson's suspension could be a moot point, however. He has been planning to not report to the Chargers unless he signs a long-term contract extension that nobody believes is forthcoming.

    If the season begins and Jackson has not reported to the team, then he would be suspended for three games that he wouldn't have played in anyway.


    Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider.
     
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  14. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Ohhh...ok.
     
  15. DenverBolt67

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    Hod can they suspend a player for games he isn't under contract to play in?

    Schefter is wrong, his suspension doesn't start until he report
     
  16. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    How does this guy skate on everything???:icon_shrug: He needs to pay the price just like anyone else.
     
  17. LV Bolt Fan

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    I'm glad that you're inside the NFL more than Schefter. WTF was I thinking? :icon_rofl:
    Maybe he is ?????? We'll find out!

    Since you know everything........
    How come the Williams' haven't been suspended in Minnesota? :icon_tease:
     
  18. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    This hurts his trade value, making it even less likely that we'll be able to unload Jackson.
     
  19. HollywoodLeo

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    It was already hurt. Everyone knew the suspension was coming. It was only a question of how many games it was going to be.
     
  20. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I don't see it impacting his trade value at all, your right everyone saw this coming for months. There are probably a few naive GM's dreaming of getting him for Santonio Holmes value, but if AJ was going to make that kind of a statement he'd have done it a long time ago.



    In fact I see this as a potential win-win. Either we trade VJack and get a couple really high picks, or this suspension is a wake up call and he realizes he doesn't have leverage in this contract dispute.
     
  21. Dublin Bolt

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    Is it true that if VJ holds out until say week 10 his 3 game suspension will already have passed?. In that weeks 1-3 inclusive are the weeks he is suspended for?. That seems a bit odd?.
     
  22. DenverBolt67

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    Dude, Does it even pass the common sense test? Really, what kind of suspension is 3 games of pay, when the guy isn't even under contract and isn't being paid anyways? It makes no sense. His suspension doesn't kick in until he signs.

    The Williams guys haven't been suspended yet because they have had several judges put a hold on their suspension until their court case is over. VJ hasn't had such ruling in his favor by a federal judge
     
  23. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I think its because he's a RFA, and not a UFA. Its a rare situation.
     
  24. DenverBolt67

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    He isn't under contract and cannot be suspended until he is. It makes absolutely no sense to say he will be suspended for games that he isn't being paid for in the 1st place.

    Why do people keep saying things that make absolutely no sense? (That is directed at people like Schefler not people on this board)
     
  25. sdchrger

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    Plaxico Burress is serving his suspension and he is currently not under contract. Michael Vick served his suspension while not under contract. A fact that was made even clearer when Goodall gave him an additional 4 games suspension once he signed with the Eagles. Fact and precedence would lead people to make this claim.
     
  26. Aggieman

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    Denverbolt67 is the one that isn't getting it. Regardless of whether or not he is under contract, the NFL can suspend from playing in four games next season. End of story.
     
  27. DenverBolt67

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    Both were on indefinite suspensions that had no end date. Vick's end date wasn't established until he was under contract, and neither will Plax's. Totally different situations when you are talking about people who were in Jail during their indefinite suspensions
     
  28. DenverBolt67

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    Yes, they can, but they aren;t going to suspend him for games he wasn't going to play anyways. He will get 3 games, but it will not be until he is under contract, then it will be the next 3 games after he is under contract
     
  29. HollywoodLeo

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    Do you work for Goodell?
     
  30. DenverBolt67

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    Shhhh. Don't tell anyone. It is our secret.

    Seriously, does it make any sense what so ever that the league would suspend him without pay, when he is already no being paid?
     

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