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

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

  1. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    I've been saying this since day one. Conviction in court should equal automatic league discipline. No conviction due to a financial settlement and charges being dropped but there is physical,evidence that points to guilt equals a league investigation with the chance for discipline. No charges due to lack of evidence and no incriminating photos or videos in the public domain equals nothing said or done by the league. That should be the policy. You cannot have 20'something year old females making unsupported accusations against your players and you automatically take their side. The league should be protecting its players from women like this, not empowering them. If the player does something wrong and it is proven, throw the book at him. If she has no proof and the police dismiss it, the league should also.
  2. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    The players would be better off without the union...
  3. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    The league should not be in the business of personal conduct outside of the league...let the justice system deal with them, why should they be punished twice..as far as Zeke's situation goes, this happened even before he was drafted, so I don't even see how the league can have any say in this...
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  4. ConstantReboot

    ConstantReboot Well-Known Member

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    So what are they suspending Zeke for then? I mean if the excuse is that he did "something that detrimental to the league" we have a rights to know what that is. Sure they can go about hiding the truth from the public because they don't want the repercussion of a publicity fallout. If thats the case then don't suspend Zeke.

    The NFL need to have some balls and actually tell the public yes were suspending Zeke for being accused by a women who lied to authorities in order to extort compensation from him. If thats NOT the case then what is? The public will not and won't accept "actions detrimental to the league" excuse. We just won't.
  5. LocimusPrime

    LocimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    You gotta have rules otherwise players that have been charged with crimes but have not been convicted would be allowed to play. Sometimes these cases can drag out for 1-2 years. As an owner you couldn't bench a player accused of rape/child molestation/ murder who hasn't been convicted but the public sentiment forwards him is overly negative. The owners must have some protections.

    Imagine not having the ability to punish Ray Rice because his trial was not concluded and he was still able to play.

    In regards to Zeke I'd like to see what the actual reasons are for his potential suspension. Is it for :
    • domestic violence with his ex
    • Some sort of drug / ped violation
    • Inappropriate parade behavior with the young woman
    • Something we don't even know about but was hidden
    • A culmination of several issues
  6. AmericasTeam81

    AmericasTeam81 Well-Known Member

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    The NFL is run by a bunch of betas
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  7. dogunwo

    dogunwo Franchise Tagged

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    My man. Let's make some money together this season.
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  8. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    That doesn't make sense
    If he didn't commit domestic abuse, what is the something he did that would warrant a suspension? I'm still going to contend he won't be suspended.
  9. RoboQB

    RoboQB Well-Known Member

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    Ah, it all makes sense now. Schefty has the fourth pick in his fantasy league and he's trying to de-value Zeke!
    That little weasel!
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  10. RoboQB

    RoboQB Well-Known Member

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    Excellent point in mentioning the Banks ordeal. That young man's dream was stripped away.
    The pure hell of it all has to be the many that just assume "he did it" because of the verdict.

    Josh Brown was at the Pro Bowl when he caused such a scene that his family was separated from him
    for their safety... by league officials.

    Zeke's girlfriend became incensed when he told her she wasn't going to California with for a Topps rookie
    card photo shoot. He was going to dump her anyway.

    These women are endangering those who are in REAL abusive relationships or encounters.
    They should be prosecuted and serve jail time if proven guilty. Maybe then these crazy ones
    will slow their roll.
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  11. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Moderator

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    Not going to go back and clean up every single post but we will watch this closely and close it if people continue to politicize it as well as attack others.

    Do not generalize about DV but stick to the facts of this case. Obviously personal attacks are off limits. Please, don't make us bench others. Think before you post and leave your agendas where they belong.....not on this site.
  12. baltcowboy

    baltcowboy Well-Known Member

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    I agree that he will not get suspended for the domestic violence because if they had anything he would have been suspended by now. I think the league is saving face by using the St. Patrick's Day incident along with other stuff that has not been released yet to suspend him for a couple of games.
  13. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    I still believe Jerry is active under the radar when it comes to this.

    Would I like him to be more vocal, openly, about this? Sure.
    However, he is still a major player when it comes to owners.
    I hope to believe he's playing it smart though and not causing ripples publicly.
  14. aria

    aria Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea nor have I ever claimed to which is why I said we'll have to wait and see. And yes, the public will accept "actions detrimental to the league". The players may not accept it come next bargaining agreement but the public has no choice. A few fans who don't agree may stop watching football, I almost did last year due to officiating league wide, but I know that means jack compared to the millions of people who can and will continue watching.
  15. Sydla

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    So we aren't allowed to talk about the reports from Dallas news that Elliott got in a fight?
  16. crashintonickdm

    crashintonickdm Well-Known Member

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    These guys are idiots.

    Why would you get into a fight at a bar when you know you just wrote a response to the NFL basically explaining why ou shouldn't be suspended.

    I'll never understand these clowns
  17. Sydla

    Sydla Well-Known Member

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    Unfoetunately, he's starting to look a bit like a knucklehead.
  18. Section446

    Section446 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing related to DMN.
  19. ALBIT

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    This guy really has to grow up and grow up fast. Now he is just being selfish and now he is hurting this team.
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  20. Texas_Pete

    Texas_Pete Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Zoners, but this cracked me up:

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