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The Steelers' "zero tolerance" policy?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by TheWarrenReport, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. TheWarrenReport

    TheWarrenReport Member

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    So, the The Pittsburgh Steelers have waived *rookie* running back Chris Rainey just hours after he was arrested (not convicted, mind you), "charged with one count of simple battery (dating violence)," yet Pro Bowl quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who has been named in two separate, sexual assault charges remains on the team. Doesn't that sort of destroy the team's zero-tolerance claims? Of course, the team will point to Rainey's collegiate arrest for misdemeanor stalking as the reason for their hard-line stance, but Big Ben had already been named in a civil suit before the more egregious sexual assault case came to light in Georgia, adding they wanted to allow justice to be decided by the cops and the courts. So, do the Rooneys believe in the legal system or the star system?
  2. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    Money talks
  3. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Active Member

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    I don't think Roethlisberger was ever arrested but i do see your point.....
  4. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Darth Jones strikes again! Zone Supporter

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    Zero tolerance policies are imposed on replaceable players only. Jimmy Johnson had the same beliefs I believe.
  5. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    They cut a 4th string running back. That is not much of a statement move.
  6. TheWarrenReport

    TheWarrenReport Member

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    Yes, but I don't believe Jimmy ever pretended that he was imposing some ethically unimpeachable policy.
  7. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    My guess is that terms of his contract emphasized this stuff, and any sniff of a violation would get this result.

    Without due process, it seems unfair. But I (or we) have no idea if he has done other stuff this year like miss meetings or get in fights with teammates or whatever.
  8. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    My guess is that the Steelers have 3 guys they like better than him and another in Baron Batch who was on injured reserve this year who is very similar to him in size and skillset. Perhaps Rainey will start sporting a "He Hate Me" jersey.
  9. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    sounds like the Organization is hiding behind that rule, which obviously doesn't apply to star players of theirs, to do what they wanted to do anyway, release him. Total garbage, they should just be honest about it and not try to act like they have holier than thou standards...when as Rothlisbooger has proven don't apply to franchise players.
  10. IAMKING

    IAMKING Benched

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    All players are not equal you should know this
  11. StanleySpadowski

    StanleySpadowski Active Member

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    They're really good at the PR side. If history is any indication, he'll be re-signed quietly after the hubbub dies. They've done it before and they'll do it again.
  12. bigE79

    bigE79 Active Member

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    Don't forget james harrison beating up his wife or girlfriend...stealers are so two faced.
  13. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Charges were filed against him. Charges were settled out of court.
  14. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    you cant just listen, you have to see, America wants to be the forerunner on this, "everyone is equal " and we mean that, reality is "everyone is equal just some are more equal" and dont you forget that.
  15. Shunpike

    Shunpike Active Member

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    They also gave away Holmes to Jets for practically nothing.
  16. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    They still got the better end of that deal he was a lazy player. They gave away Buress for nothing let him walk.
  17. Irving Cowboy

    Irving Cowboy The Chief

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    It's called "selective enforcement". It's a very effective tool to motivate people.
  18. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Only after 3 arrests, .. but the final straw for Holmes was when Roththeraper hit the news with his second rape at the same time Holmes was arrested for the 3rd time.

    Couldn't have both players in the news, so they got rid of Holmes.

    The steelers have like the 3rd most arrests of any NFL team since 2007.

    Even Stealy McBeam, the mascot, got arrested DUI. LOL:laugh2:
    So did their kicker! How many kickers get arrrested? :laugh2:

    But the steelers are the media darlings and can do no wrong.:rolleyes:
  19. TheWarrenReport

    TheWarrenReport Member

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    Well, now that Rainey's girlfriend said no assault took place, does the Stelers organization apologize to their player or re-sign him or just move on as if nothing ever happened... as, allegedly, nothing ever happened?

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...raineys-girlfriend-says-no-assault-took-place
  20. TheWarrenReport

    TheWarrenReport Member

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    Sadly, you may very well be right about that, CCF.

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