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Schefter today: growing sense Zeke short suspension **merged**

Discussion in 'Overtime Zone' started by NorthwestDallas40, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe the NFL needs to have a conviction to suspend somebody. Roethlisberger was suspended after numerous sexual assault allegations that he was never convicted of. It was pretty obvious that he was doing something that was...at the very least...a horrible representation of the league.

    The pandora's box is that girlfriends and wives of NFL players will now know that they do have the NFL believing anything they say. EE's ex-girlfriend had witnesses that defended EE including one of her former friends who said that she was with her when she got into a fight with a random stranger at a bar prior to the incident and said she was going to ruin EE's career.

    A nasty secret in our society is that women make false allegations of abuse and even rape far more often than people think in order to get revenge on men. What is a bit stunning about this situation is that the NFL paraded around the Brian Banks story as a martyr that redeemed himself and I don't think they have ever learned from that lesson. Of course, when you have an incompetent dolt like Roger Goodell running things...this is what you get.

    *I* had good information from a source that there was a video of Ray Rice knocking out and dragging his fiance at the Atlantic City Casino and yet Goodell couldn't seem to locate that tape or know anything about it. Since Goodell totally botched the Ray Rice situation, now Goodell has to go the opposite direction with future suspensions. Unless that player is Josh Brown because Josh Brown plays for the Giants.

    So in the end, that means further enabling women to make false allegations. Banks' false accuser (Wanetta Gibson) never served a day in jail for her false accusation that sent Banks to prison for 13 years. Hopefully, Goodell will see the light.

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  2. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Goodell does it all the time. He does not care about the judicial system. He is the judge, jury and executioner.

    The league needs to make changes but I doubt it happens.

    Don't believe the Zeke stories until you here some local DFW media report them. Some National Media actually have a quota from their bosses that require them to report something significant about the Cowboys on a regular basis.
  3. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't open Pandora's box because the people pulling the strings (Mara's/Rooney's) on these subjective issues have a clear MO... they'll enforce their own brand of justice on teams that are in direct competition with them. It allows them to keep the power within the small circle of old-family ownership.
  4. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    Well I believe Roethlisberger was guilty too. The evidence was much stronger with him than with Zeke. I agree with your assessment of Goodell. He totally botched the Ray Rice investigation. Don't believe for one minute he didn't see the tape or else he really didn't want to see it. That proves he's a hypocrite. Been trying to win the PR battle ever since. He'll go as far as he wants even if there is no evidence except when it concerns his friend Mara and the NY Giants.
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  5. aria

    aria Well-Known Member

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    I'm mostly in agreement (for once). For one, we've heard nothing but rumors so no one knows what, if anything, will happen. Secondly, if he does get a suspension I'd assume there's more to it that we don't know about yet.

    You also nailed it with the police. The NFL does it's own investigation and what they find may or may not coincide with what the police found. Perhaps the police didn't find enough to charge him with but the NFL find something they didn't like. There are tons of variables, which I hate, but that's the way it is and will be until they change the current system.
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  6. Nightman

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    Ben admitted guilt about the underage drinking and conduct unbecoming

    That fact he wasn't charged was a just a huge miscarriage of justice

    GHardy had all his charges dropped and was still suspended 10 games after being forced to sit out 14 games(while paid) the year before.....Goodell had his suspension reduced on appeal to 4 games but didn't care because it made him look tough on DV

    Goodell loves to overcharge since RRice and wants the NFLPA and Courts to be the bad guys when they overrule him
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  7. aria

    aria Well-Known Member

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    Lol, so now Rooney is in on this? These conspiracy theories used to be annoying because 1) they're nothing but excuses and 2) there's no proof of anything and 3) they make us, as Cowboy fans look ridiculous but now I'm actually starting to enjoy reading them. They just keep getting better and better. Only another year or so and Elvis and the Russians will be against the Cowboys.
  8. Sydla

    Sydla Well-Known Member

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    Ummm. What?

    You, in fact, should consider people innocent and not guilty if you believe you don't have all the facts.
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  9. AmericasTeam81

    AmericasTeam81 Well-Known Member

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    Goodell totally botched the Ray Rice case and he is about to botch the Zeke case.
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  10. Toro9

    Toro9 Well-Known Member

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    How dare you, sir?
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  11. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Moderator

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    News flash. They already are.
  12. Nightman

    Nightman Capologist

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    Especially when the exculpatory evidence is very strong including several eye witnesses and texts from the accuser saying she will lie about him hitting her if he breaks up with her
  13. aria

    aria Well-Known Member

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    I think an entire thread needs to be devoted to conspiracy theories against the Cowboys and how they're the only team that ever gets screwed. That would be gold!
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  14. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Moderator

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    Well, maybe. Sounds like a nightmare for the staff though.
  15. Nightman

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    Goodell said before acting, he interviewed Roethlisberger on April 13, and talked to current and former players and the players' union. He also reviewed information from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Milledgeville police, and talked privately with Georgia district attorney Fred Bright.

    In addition, Goodell said he listened to recommendations from the quarterback's representatives and took into account information learned by the NFL office regarding the alleged assault.

    "The Personal Conduct Policy makes clear that I may impose discipline 'even where the conduct does not result in conviction of a crime' as, for example, where the conduct 'imposes inherent danger to the safety and well being of another person,' " Goodell stated in his letter to Roethlisberger.

    "As the District Attorney concluded, the extensive investigatory record shows that you contributed to the irresponsible consumption of alcohol by purchasing [or facilitating the purchase of] alcoholic beverages for underage college students, at least some of whom were likely already intoxicated. There is no question that the excessive consumption of alcohol that evening put the students and yourself at risk. The Personal Conduct Policy also states that discipline is appropriate for conduct that 'undermines or puts at risk the integrity and reputation of the NFL, NFL clubs, or NFL players.' By any measure, your conduct satisfies that standard."

    • "I recognize that the allegations in Georgia were disputed and that they did not result in criminal charges being filed against you. My decision today is not based on a finding that you violated Georgia law, or on a conclusion that differs from that of the local prosecutor. That said, you are held to a higher standard as an NFL player, and there is nothing about your conduct in Milledgeville that can remotely be described as admirable, responsible, or consistent with either the values of the league or the expectations of our fans."

    • "Your conduct raises sufficient concerns that I believe effective intervention now is the best step for your personal and professional welfare."

    • "I believe it is essential that you take full advantage of the resources available to you. My ultimate disposition in this matter will be influenced by the extent to which you do so, what you learn as a result, and a demonstrated commitment to making positive change in your life."

  16. superonyx

    superonyx Well-Known Member

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    The player needs to engage in behaviors detrimental to the league.
    What behaviors come with being falsely accused of a crime?
    The only conduct detrimental to the league in this case is Goodell spending 2 years investigating a claim the police already said baseless. He should suspend himself.
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  17. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    I said it once Ill say it again. Jerry needs to hire a private investigator and find dirt on Goodell that's detrimental to the league and demand he resign. Flip the tables on him. Who all remembers how Ken Starr became the bad guy during his investigation of "you know who?"
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  18. aria

    aria Well-Known Member

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    Could be, I think it's truly comical but there are plenty of others who actually believe it. Almost every thread over a few pages has some reference to a conspiracy or inside screw job. I only comment on about 10% of the ones I see and I don't read every single page. Maybe a separate thread would consolidate it where the believers and non believers can talk it out.

    Ya know, like why the Cowboys only run certain plays in practice while outdoors? Because Mara has a satellite focused directly on Oxnard. Don't forget about the NFL's version of the Secret Service that follows Dez everywhere he goes to make sure he's not causing any problems. Oh wait, that's Jerry's personal babysitting crew.
  19. CowboysWillRise

    CowboysWillRise Well-Known Member

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    In fact, Eli touched me and it made me uncomfortable. Boom suspension! Lol good point.
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  20. aria

    aria Well-Known Member

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    That literally caused me to spit out water. Jerk :)
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