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Twitter: Cowboys files complaint against Jay Ratliff

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Could be... Still difficult to prove. I agree with you though, if he did Cowboys shouldn't let it slide.
  2. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    They play hard for him. They never give up on him.
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  3. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Goodell works for the owners so it could be interesting. Not sure the Jones boys would spend it wisely based on their track record. Rat did screw the team.
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  4. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a link to the article that mentions the team physical and rat failing it? I never saw one.
    Thanks
  5. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    If it doesn't benefit the team in terms of cap space then it's a situation of Ratliff vs. Jerry. I have no reason to ever support Jerry himself in anything. Why would I care that he gets money back? The man who killed this franchise? I salute Ratliff for it.

    So my first choice is the team. Cap space.

    But if it comes down to just Ratliff vs. the owner, it's an easy decision for me.
  6. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    No you don't have to prove it.. in a civil trial a majority of the jurors have to have a reasonable belief as in could a peer reasonably believe rat was trying to defraud the cowboys. I think we win that all day long.
  7. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Unforgivably in the process of quitting on Jerry, Ratliff quit his teammates as well.
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  8. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    That's pure garbage. Ware decided he didn't want a paycut, so the team let him go early in the offseason so he could make a crap load of money elsewhere. Ratliff faked the extent of his injury so he could weasel his way out of Dallas and go to another team during the season.
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  9. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    That's a real swell attitude. Root for the guy who intentionally hurt the team and restricted them in the ability to sign a replacement. This one takes the cake, even for you.
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  10. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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    Even for him? Lol it shouldn't have suprised you at all. I'm just suprised his groupies aren't in here giving him their internet high fives.
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  11. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Ware asked for his release.
  12. DragonCowboy

    DragonCowboy Well-Known Member

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    What? If you're released you're still owed money a lot of times.

    Ratliff was sitting on the bench making 100% of his paycheck for doing nothing.

    There's a huge difference between releasing a player and refusing to play.
  13. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    Good! Finally! What Ratliff did was outright fraud.
  14. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Good post................I think the NFLPA is probably going to make the same case you just made.
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  15. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    I remember Broaddus a few months back when this story was first brewing, mentioned that the Cowboys kept detailed day-by-day notes on Ratliff's every move during the 2013 season. He mentioned two people in the organization (forget their names) who are specifically responsible for note-keeping these types of issues. If this goes to an arbitrator, the Cowboys will be fully prepared to state their case.
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  16. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    When it comes to legal proceedings, like filing complaints................it doesn't matter what you know................all that matters is what you can prove.

    Can you prove Ratliff "betrayed" the Cowboys?
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  17. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    That apparently is the whole problem, Ratliff would not rehab at VR so we don't have any images of his hip showing him perfectly healthy. If we do, then I agree its a slam dunk, but I think that is the major problem here. Ratliff rehabbed on his own with his own doctors and we never examined him or conducted our own tests.

    Without those scans we cant prove jack.
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  18. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    They have team physicals. I don't know how often they occur but they have them during TC each year. It will be interesting to see what the team presents as their case. Wish we could get our hands on it.
  19. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    This is not going to a civil trial.................the new CBA basically keeps everything "in house" with an arbiter making the final decision if the NFL, NFLPA, or member clubs have a disagreement.
  20. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    Good point and a point well taken.
    Thankfully, that's not up to me to handle.
    This will be left to better qualified men than you or I.
    Best that we just vent our desires and emotions and watch what trans-folds since we have no other choice but to do so or ignore the situation altogether and that ship has sailed, hasn't it?

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