Originally Posted by Blue Eyed Devil
What do you mean dragged them through the courts? What law did Goodell violate?
what rule did the Skins and Boys violate?
answer: none, but yet they got penalized for ignoring a verbalized, unenforcible non-legal warning.
It basically amounted to the speed limit being repealed for a few days and the cops say "don't speed during those days", but you do anyway and then they retroactively punish you, which is the same as "ex post facto" and deemed very unconstitutional.
I understand that the NFL doesn't operate necessarily under normal civilian rules and regulations when it comes to these things but what kind of precedent does it set... that essentially, if all the other owners gang up on a successful team and penalize it half its salary cap, then what's to stop them from doing that? That is near to what happened here, except of course neither the skins or us were that successful haha.
why not start a coalition to keep the Patriots out of the playoffs and take half their salary cap? I think everyone is pretty equally sick of them in the playoffs.