Ezekiel Elliott could get completely banished from the NFL

Discussion in 'Drama Zone' started by zekecowboy, Aug 12, 2017 at 11:19 AM.

  1. daboyzruleperiod

    daboyzruleperiod Saved Zone Supporter

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    Did anyone just hear that? I yawned!
     
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  2. Trouty

    Trouty Dakistani Zone Supporter

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    Did it sound like a purr? :laugh::muttley:
     
  3. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    Under what ospices?
     
  4. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    Don't know what you mean. The NFL long ago was issued an anti trust exemption. It's a widely known fact.
     
  5. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    Under what reasoning do they qualify for that?
     
  6. daboyzruleperiod

    daboyzruleperiod Saved Zone Supporter

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  7. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    Back in the early 60's there was a court case that determined that the teams getting together and negotiating tv rights as a whole violated anti trust laws so congress passed a law in 1961 giving them an anti trust exemption saying that teams in a league are not truly competitors but are essentially partners.
     
  8. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The NFL does not have a broad anti-trust exemption. Only MLB has that, which stems from an odd Supreme Court decision in the '20s that ruled that MLB is not interstate commerce. No other sports league enjoys that status.

    The Sports Broadcasting Act in 1961 exempted the NFL and other sports leagues from anti-trust for the purposes of negotiating broadcasting rights, but that's not relevant here.

    Anti-trust issues don't apply here because the players are unionized, and collective bargaining agreements can in fact violate anti-trust rules. So, a player can be banned from the entire NFL if and only if the collective bargaining agreement allows for it.
     
  9. EPL0c0

    EPL0c0 The Funcooker

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    Right?

    BTW. Adam Jones had a PD and 1 Punt Return for 2yds in Thursday's Bengals game.
     
  10. haleyrules

    haleyrules Well-Known Member

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    Take Jerry with him.
     
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  11. haleyrules

    haleyrules Well-Known Member

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    There is certainly an element of that.
     
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  12. haleyrules

    haleyrules Well-Known Member

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    Amen. Its the pathetic sissified times we are suffering through.
     
  13. Fritsch_the_cat

    Fritsch_the_cat Well-Known Member

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    So, what are they going to this guy, who now plays for the Bengals.

     
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  14. RoyTheHammer

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    Better to kill 1000 innocent men than let 1 murderer go free, right?
     
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  15. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Nice..yea white people never do anything bad.
     
  16. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    Your guess is as good as mine. There is no consistency with what the NFL does.
     
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  17. diefree666

    diefree666 Well-Known Member

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    The famous quote that better 1000 guilty go free rather than one innocent man be jailed always made me Very angry.

    Because what about the past and future victims of that 1000 guilty. According to this they do not matter. I want to say to those that spout that garbage
    "So if one of that thousand molests your son or rapes your daughter or kills your wife or husband its OK with you since you made a stand on principle?"
     
  18. mcompact

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    One question I have:
    - The first time offense of DV results in a 6-game suspension
    - Second time = Lifetime ban

    Got it. Clear cut.

    But the NFL has suspended him for "Conduct detrimental to the league". It's the work around for saying "He was never charged/convicted, but we felt he did it and are punishing him in the catch-all, grey area of the rules".

    So if he actually gets charged/convicted of DV next time (for the first time) and they actually suspend him for DV...will that be his first or second offense to the letter of their rules? It sounds like it'll be his first, true DV offense to me. Am I thinking too much like a lawyer in that the verbiage means something? The grey-area can work for and against you.

    Aria, get in here and convince me that he'll surely be banned for life with the next offense and that I'm a bad person for asking this question.
     
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  19. aria

    aria Well-Known Member

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    Haha, no issue here bud, good, legitimate question and I'm curious what the answer is as well. As dumb as Zeke is, I'm not "too" worried he'll get suspended permanently. The NFL is obviously changing their ways but to get thrown out I would imagine it would have to take A LOT.

    Then again, the NFL pretty much does what they want to and I also figured Zeke would have kept out of trouble after these allegations so nothing would surprise me.
     
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