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News: Two Cowboys subject to fines for missing practice

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Risen Star, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    IRVING, Texas – Cowboys linebacker Brady Poppinga and defensive lineman Robert Callaway were not at Wednesday’s practice because the Christmas snowstorm cancelled flights into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Tuesday night.

    “I accept any responsibility,” Poppinga said. “Stand by your actions, right?”

    Players were off on Monday and Tuesday after the overtime loss to New Orleans on Sunday and were to report to Valley Ranch early Wednesday morning. Poppinga said he contacted team officials Tuesday to let them know what was happening. Callaway was not available for comment on Wednesday.

    Per rules in the collective bargaining agreement, players are subject to a fine of slightly less than $10,000 for missing a mandatory practice.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowb...cowboys-subject-to-fines-for-missing-practice
     
  2. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I doubt they get fined for a weather related issue.
     
  3. OhioCowboy249

    OhioCowboy249 New Member

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    The Cowboys are required to fine them regardless of if its fair or not. They have a legit reason for not making it, but the Cowboys have no other choice per the nflpa agreement.
     
  4. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Welding is fun.
     
  5. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    They should fine. Don't leave town and you don't risk missing work.
     
  6. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    YEAA! How dare dey go see der families for da haulidayz!
     
  7. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    lol.

    Yeah...ok.
     
  8. xpistofer

    xpistofer Active Member

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    If only Romo was more of a leader, this wouldn't have happened.
     
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I understand the player’s situation but they also have an obligation during the season that is why they get paid big bucks. They are not getting cut or fired but it will cost them some cash.
     
  10. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    :hammer:
     
  11. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    :bow:
     
  12. BigD5

    BigD5 Well-Known Member

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    Got to fine them. Unacceptable. Need their full focus on this Sundays game. They have an entire off season to go and do whatever they want

    Tough but that's what separates champions from mediocre
     
  13. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Practice, were talking practice?:lmao2:
     
  14. cowboyblue31

    cowboyblue31 Active Member

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    :facepalm:

    It was for the Christmas holiday....wow.
     
  15. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I have no idea what the rules are but if there is no valid excuse for missing a practice despite good faith and through no fault of your own then the rule sucks.
     
  16. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Jimmy Johnson would have shown them the asthma field.
     
  17. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    When it is a slow moving weather system where every major news site is running front page stories about the massive storm system coming for two days before it hit the central and eastern parts of the US, I think some of that fault does sit on their shoulders. If it was a freak popup storm, earthquake or something like that, then you could say it was no fault of their own.

    I remember being out past curfew as a teenager and I tried using the bad weather excuse (and it was bad weather). My dad's response was I should have left sooner since it was storming long before I left to go home.

    /reality
     
  18. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I don't disagree with that at all, Reality. I am just saying that there should be a case for extenuating circumstances. I really do not know the specifics of their situation to even begin to say one way or another.
     
  19. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    I think it's a case where the NFL is afraid that making exceptions might open them to appeals on every fine by the NFLPA. It is one of those, "If we let some do it, all will want to do it" things and when it comes to things like weather, the line can get blurry and the arguments very subjective.

    I agree though that there should be some exceptions in extreme cases especially when a large geographical region is affected by an unplanned event.

    /reality
     
  20. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    oh good god.

    the standards some are so willing to put on OTHERS is simply amazing.
     

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