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DNews:Senator Dick Durbin calls hearing on bounties: NFL, other leagues invited

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Associated Press The Dallas Morning News
    Published: 22 March 2012 01:24 PM
    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/da...ing-on-bounties-nfl-other-leagues-invited.ece
    RelatedWASHINGTON — The Senate wants to grill the NFL about bounties. And the NBA, NHL, NCAA and Major League Baseball are invited, too.

    Sen. Dick Durbin is setting up a Judiciary Committee hearing about bounties in professional football and other major sports in the wake of news that New Orleans Saints players received extra cash for hits that hurt particular opponents.

    The assistant Senate majority leader, an Illinois Democrat, said Thursday he wants to examine whether federal law should make such bounty systems a crime.
  2. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Senator:Whie your at it on bounties, check on the collusion NFL and NFLPA put on the Cowboys and Redskins penalty charge (while at least 5 other teams did the same thing and no charge). Also, the main culprit in all this was John Mara Chairman of the Competition Committee, who happened to fine 2 teams in his own division, rumor says so we couldnt get free agent players with the money cap charge they hit us with. :banghead:
  3. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    I'm guessing the Senator wants to make sure they paid their taxes on the money they received, too. :rolleyes:

    So glad our Congress critters and Senators have no other problems with which to concern themselves. :rolleyes:
  4. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Durbin is a slime... what he's looking for is a campaign donation to go away...
  5. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Thanks on info trickblue, I dont know him, but at least if he checks into this or calls attention to bounties, then maybe someone else might check into the biased action John Mara forced collusion (really blackmail) onto de smith to force penalty charge on cowboys and skins, while at same time, having no vote from all teams, which by itself is a no no. So, that shows collusion right there in itself to me.

    And best I remember collusion is a felony. Get a threat of a felony charge on John Mara, Goodell and some others, you would see them back up right quick.

    Also on bounties, it shows to a degree that the NFL wasnt doing the job they should have been doing. This was shown way back in the spygate issue with belicheater.

    And he didnt get no games suspensions at all, and he lied to Goodell too.
  6. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Durban should busy himself with investigations of insider trading among Congressmen and women. This is exactly why you don't need to do things like this if you are Goodell. Get Congress involved, yeah, that's exactly what you want.
  7. HeavyBarrel

    HeavyBarrel Well-Known Member

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    Regardless of his politics, DD is a DB who's been in office way to long....
  8. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    :hammer: Keep yer damn federal government out of the NFL's business.

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