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ihatephilly 03-25-2007 08:50 AM

Report: NFL expected to announce a serious conduct policy Tuesday.
 
SFGate.com:
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to announce a serious, no-loopholes, get-tough personal-conduct policy Tuesday during the league's annual owners' meetings in Phoenix.

As it stands, the conduct policy is very cognizant of an athlete's right to due process. Four-game suspensions are the maximum, and those aren't handed out lightly.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...PGEJOR7VS1.DTL

eacantdraft 03-25-2007 12:05 PM

About time. Teams don't want to start stepping in, so it's time for the league to step in. After Pacman Jones and Darriant Williams, you would think the league would start getting the message.

remix 6 03-25-2007 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by eacantdraft (Post 248809)
About time. Teams don't want to start stepping in, so it's time for the league to step in. After Pacman Jones and Darriant Williams, you would think the league would start getting the message.

what Darrent do wrong? go to a club? he didnt start a fight..he was in car and he was a victim of a drive by.

MP123 03-25-2007 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by remix 6 (Post 248812)
what Darrent do wrong? go to a club? he didnt start a fight..he was in car and he was a victim of a drive by.

Exactly. Darrent Williams didn't do a thing wrong. He just sat in the limo and was shot and killed.

eacantdraft 03-25-2007 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by remix 6 (Post 248812)
what Darrent do wrong? go to a club? he didnt start a fight..he was in car and he was a victim of a drive by.

There is more to the story than what people know or what to know. He has had a history of hanging around unsaviory characters, had character problems in the draft. This was discussed before. People don't want this crime to be solved because of bad stuff that would come out about Darrient Williams.

Read this article.
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drm...358218,00.html
Darrent was promoting one of his rap groups inside of a seedy nightclub while riding in a stretch limo in a bad neighborhood. He might as well have painted a target on it and have it say "shoot me".

someone447 03-25-2007 12:42 PM

Look who said it... This guy is a clown. If you guys ignore him, maybe he will go away.

bearsfan_51 03-25-2007 12:45 PM

Ok enough about that.

It's a smart move by the NFL. This is a business, and they are better served by keeping a good public image and attracting fans. It's almost a no brainer that more fans will come to the NFL if it is proactive about dealing with "thugs" than there are fans that will leave because they are turned off by strict labor practices.

Shiver 03-25-2007 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by bearsfan_51 (Post 248942)
Ok enough about that.

It's a smart move by the NFL. This is a business, and they are better served by keeping a good public image and attracting fans. It's almost a no brainer that more fans will come to the NFL if it is proactive about dealing with "thugs" than there are fans that will leave because they are turned off by strict labor practices.

A concept often forgotten. No other business is lenient with this kind of (mis)-conduct, why should the NFL be? People like Adam Jones, should have learned the lesson, stop hanging with your thug friends, stop going to strip clubs at 3:00 in the morning, etcetera.

princefielder28 03-25-2007 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by MP123 (Post 248818)
Exactly. Darrent Williams didn't do a thing wrong. He just sat in the limo and was shot and killed.

I feel so sorry for the family of Williams

cunningham06 03-25-2007 07:37 PM

This is a very good idea. However, once it is in place there has been talk about punishing players like Pacman for being involved in incidents. How is that fair to punish him for doing something bad before the rule was in place? I don't see that happening.

Boston 03-25-2007 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by cunningham06 (Post 250415)
This is a very good idea. However, once it is in place there has been talk about punishing players like Pacman for being involved in incidents. How is that fair to punish him for doing something bad before the rule was in place? I don't see that happening.

He shouldn't have done any of this in the first place.

cunningham06 03-25-2007 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Boston (Post 250432)
He shouldn't have done any of this in the first place.

Yes that's true, but they shouldn't be allowed to put a rule in place and then punish Pacman for doing things that violate the rule even though he didn't know the terms. That's unconstitutional, but who knows how much weight that holds with the NFL.

Moses 03-25-2007 08:49 PM

In response to the comments about Darrent Williams:

There were reports circulating that Williams was involved in gang activities. Whether this is true or not is up for debate but I don't find it completely unbelievable. He may not have been the target for the shooting but when you're involved in gang activities or even associating yourself with gang members, you're putting yourself at risk.

eacantdraft 03-26-2007 07:12 AM

Pacman Jones violated many rules. That is why he was arrested.

Splat 03-26-2007 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Shiver (Post 249877)
A concept often forgotten. No other business is lenient with this kind of (mis)-conduct, why should the NFL be? People like Adam Jones, should have learned the lesson, stop hanging with your thug friends, stop going to strip clubs at 3:00 in the morning, etcetera.

Good post and I agree.


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