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Merriman suspended

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by KD, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives. Zone Supporter

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    Do they mean Matt, our old guard ? Knock on him was his strenght.

    So, Roids gets you 4 games on you 1st offense or is this a 2nd offense for all 3 ?
  2. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Just drawing a reasonable conclusion from your body of work.
  3. landryscorner

    landryscorner Active Member

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    WAT an idiot, i guess this will SHUT up the Ware naysayesr and stop all that *** kissing of merrkiman by cowboy fans....in ur face!
  4. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Roid policy is 1st offense you get 4, 2nd you get 6, and 3rd its a year.

    This is totally distinct from the other drug policy -- I believe they are two unrelated programs.
  5. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives. Zone Supporter

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    Thanks AB....I thought with the drug policy they get a 1st time break or something...Funny how they treat this differently, even tho both are drugs.
  6. cowboyfreak

    cowboyfreak Member

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    Your picture kills me:laugh2:
  7. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I think the 'roid policy has to be different because it needs to be constantly updated to add new drugs and masking agents. This policy strikes me as more severe -- and I think that's fair since steroids are performance enhancing whereas getting jacked up on cocaine the night before a game isn't going to help you play better.

    Here's how I understand the regular drug policy, the first offense leads to enrollment in the diversion aspect of the program but no penalty other than increased testing. another positive test? lose 4 games worth of pay (but you can still play). the next positive is a 4-game vacation, a 4th is a year.
  8. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    That's what I'm waiting for!

    For what it's worth, I think we should have drafted Merriman over Carpenter! :horse: :rake: :abuseme:
  9. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Yeah a free vacation from CZ :D
  10. 31smackdown

    31smackdown Well-Known Member

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    It's 4, 8 and 1 year for first, second and third offenses with steriods or banned supplements.

    Illegal drugs, cocaine, marijuana, etc.. it's a little more complicated..

    Basically you go into stage one on the first offense, no fine/penalty...

    After you stay clean for 90-120days you move to stage 2... or you move there immediately if you fail a test. If you move there by failing a test or not cooperating with the program you are also fined 3/17th of your salary.

    Stage two last for 24months... if you fail a test you are suspended for 4 games without pay if you did not stay clean through all of phase one

    If you did stay clean through phase one then you are not suspended, but fined 4/17th of your salary.

    In both cases you stay in Phase 2...

    If you fail again, if you had successfully completed stage one you are suspended for 4 games without pay.

    If you did not complete stage one successfully, you are suspended 6 games without pay..

    At that point you move to stage 3.. You will always be in stage 3 you can not get out of stage 3..

    A positive test in stage 3 is banishment from the NFL for 12-months and you must apply for reinstatement after that time.

    If a player stays clean in stage 2 for 24 months, or two full seasons, they wipe the slate clean
  11. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I have to say this is amazing.

    Such an outpouring of glee over a player suspension.

    This doesn't change Ware's circumstances whatsoever. He still needs to produce more.

    That's why we took him over Merriman to begin with. We thought he was the better player.
  12. superpunk

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    Where's the pouring out of glee? There's not many posts in here that state any ectasy over Merriman's suspension. Most people are just glad that there won't be any more Merriman s. Ware threads.
  13. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I have not, or will not, read all 67 pages of this thread, but, has CrazyCowboy had anything to comment about this Merriman drug user?

    He's only said a thousand times that the Cowboys should have drafted Merriman over Ware...

    :laugh2:
  14. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Or, if Merriman comes back and ends the season with more sacks (keep in mind he'll get to see the Raiders again) then we'll have a real mess on this board.
  15. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    Actually, CC I believe is on the Lawson vs. Carpenter Express.
  16. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Oh, right!

    Apologies CrazyCowboy!!
  17. Natedawg44

    Natedawg44 Active Member

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    3 short of 1000 can you feel it!
  18. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Superpunk:

    You are smarter than this. To quote a despicable talk show psychologist/charlatan, "Get real".

    This whole thread is a reaction to defend DeMarcus and denounce Merriman, otherwise there is no reason why it is so huge and keeps on going.

    The steroids now provide the Ware supporters with an easy out.

    This has been a hot button issue ever since Merriman began to get the excessive publicity and now is the chance to get payback. There are more than a few in this very thread who are dancing on graves without knowing the facts. For all we know, this could be a minor blip like Peppers' suspension was. Yet, he's still a pretty good player last time I checked.
  19. AbeBeta

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    if we knew we'd be looking for a situational pass rusher who would have a year or two to develop behind Burnett and Ellis.......
  20. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    Will this thread be available 8 track (me), CD and IPOD versions?

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