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NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

Posted on: March 17, 2011 10:32 pm
Edited on: March 17, 2011 10:35 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Earlier today we told you about the letter commissioner Roger Goodell sent to the players, asking them to convince their “union” to return to the negotiating table while laying out the owners’ final proposal before the NFLPA decertified.

I imagine the purpose of the letter was an attempt to create some dissension within the player ranks – a move that probably won’t work.

Besides, the story tonight from Foxsports.com’s Alex Marvez probably will do a really good job of uniting the players.

According to Marvez, the NFL will enforce its personal conduct policy even during the lockout. Which seems a little bit unfair, yeah? Considering, you know, the owners have barred the players from working out and rehabbing at their facilities.
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"While players won't be able to get the benefit of our evaluation and counseling program during the work stoppage, the personal conduct of players and employees is an integrity-of-the-game issue," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy wrote in an e-mail to Marvez. "Any misconduct that is detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the NFL will certainly be addressed when play resumes."

Already, this offseason, Vikings CB Chris Cook was charged with brandishing a firearm during an alleged argument with a neighbor, and on this very day, former Raiders OT Mario Henderson was arrested on a gun charge.

And the NFLPA’s response: "The best amendment the NFL and the owners can make to any policy at this point is to end the lockout,” said spokesman George Atallah.

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Category: NFL
Tags: Lockout
 
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 1:05 pm
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:58 pm
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

Let's hope Russell doens't achieve booted out of the clearly show concurrently first thing...indeed keeps some of the exhibit entertianing



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: March 21, 2011 12:03 am
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

The players are still bound by the personal contracts they signed.
Any player still under contract to a team has to abide by team rules regardless of the Union contract.
Unless locked out which voids all terms of emplyment contracts, team or league.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 3:24 pm
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

Aggie56.  Are you saying that just because the owners are millionaires they shouldn't be able to profit from their business?  If so, I propose you start a business, incur all of the capital costs, and pay me all of your profits.  Obviously, you have no business sense.  Owners are owners to make money, players are players to make money.  The primary differences here are owners risk enormous sums of money while players risk their health.

Both sides are greedy but I have to believe that the owners are entitled to fully offset their costs before splitting revenues 50/50.  I could be wrong, but this seems like the most common sense approach.  However, when was the last time that common sense ever prevail?  Fire the attorneys and get back to business!  This entire strike/lock out/process is worthless and disgusting to the average joe.  My vote is to boycott the NFL and the Players.  I've already decided to cancel my NFL Sunday Ticket on Direct TV.  Who will join me?
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Chasing...

Don't do that.  Don't try to put words in my mouth.  Please go back to my post and show me exactly where I said owners shouldn't profit from their business.  I hate when folks like you make straw man's arguments because they can't directly challenge anything in my post.  My reply was to someone who claims that owners take all the risk in the NFL which is bull.  The risk to players has been and always will be greater than any risk an owner takes.  When you're talking about losing a decade off your life expectancy and degrading your quality of life after retiring from the game that pales in comparison to anything the owners stand to lose.  Again leave the straw man's argument alone.  I believe and have always believed that owners should make a profit on their investment. 

What's interesting in this case is that the owners are making rather healthy profits.  I have yet to see a team come out and say they are not making a profit.  What I've been hearing from owners is that they are not making as big a profit as they want which is rediculous considering how much the game has grown.  Since owners and players share a percentage of the revenue that means if the game goes from 6billion to 9billion both the league and the players gain significantly. 

Now to address your point that owners are entitled to fully offset their cost before splitting revenues 50/50.   It all depends on what the owner's cost is.  If they want to build a billion dollar stadium when the old stadium they have is sufficient or if an $800 million stadium is more than sufficient then really they need to use their share of the revenue to do so.  Unless you're saying the players should get a stake in the value of the franchise.  If they want to give family or friends sweet heart jobs that pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for doing nothing than that's on them.

Also please clarify what you mean by both sides are greedy.  I see one side the owners demanding a billion dollars from another and I see the other side the players asking only that the owners justify this demand.  If you know of the players or demanding any more money from the owners please share with us.  otherwise expand on your statement that both sides are "greedy".

I also chuckle when folks get their panties in a bunch over this.  I never looked at this being a situation where "both sides are greedy" but where both sides are looking out for their own business interest in the short and long term. 

In closing Chasing you're the one with absolutely no business sense and poor reading comprehension.  Where you see greed I see just another business negotiation.  Where you read my post and came away thinking I somehow said owners shouldn't profit from their business I am able to get my 8th grade cousin to read and comprehand exactly what the post said.



Since: Jul 19, 2009
Posted on: March 20, 2011 10:59 am
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

Aggie56.  Are you saying that just because the owners are millionaires they shouldn't be able to profit from their business?  If so, I propose you start a business, incur all of the capital costs, and pay me all of your profits.  Obviously, you have no business sense.  Owners are owners to make money, players are players to make money.  The primary differences here are owners risk enormous sums of money while players risk their health.

Both sides are greedy but I have to believe that the owners are entitled to fully offset their costs before splitting revenues 50/50.  I could be wrong, but this seems like the most common sense approach.  However, when was the last time that common sense ever prevail?  Fire the attorneys and get back to business!  This entire strike/lock out/process is worthless and disgusting to the average joe.  My vote is to boycott the NFL and the Players.  I've already decided to cancel my NFL Sunday Ticket on Direct TV.  Who will join me?



Since: Nov 5, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 2:27 am
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

First of all let me say that they owners agreed to the CBA and yes they opted out as were their right but they should have seen it through and then tried to get another one. But i do have some problems with what the players are playing as health and safety issues.

1. They said that more than 16 games would be to long and the teams would be less than best. Last time i checked, Green Bay played 20 games last season not counting pre-season and they looked pretty good at the end.  Pittsburgh played 19, and others played more than 16.

2. Give me a break when the players say they are concerned with health and safety when the defensive players go out of their way to put the QB out of the game, not just tackle him. When i see defensive players using their bodies as projectiles instead of tackling like everyone was taught in pop warner. So many players are hurt due to the players not using correct tackling styles. I bet their are at least 20 passing touchdowns each season if not more because DB's want to use their helmets or shoulders to try and tackle instead of wraping up a player. They do this because correct form tackling does not get you on highlights. It makes me laugh when i see them on TV the other night saying they are not go to give in on health and safety issues.

3. Owners and Players alike could care less about the fans. They are just blowing smoke up everyones ......



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 12:38 am
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

I love how the NFLPA calls itself the "NFL"... like they are the reason there is an NFL.. like they risk anything for a 3 yr career.. lol.  After their "career" is over, they have plenty of time to go out & get a real job with their degree.. if they really earned one.  The owners are the ones that risk it all to be able to have a team, they put everything together top to bottom.  The players only need to show up & figure out which way to put their pads on the right way.  After all, the owners could probably hire someone to help make sure they even do that correctly.
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I'm sorry but you're an idiot Dabiggchill. The average NFL career is 3 years and within those 3 years and additional years in college and high school....They've done enough damage to their bodies to drop their life expectancy by 12-15 years and greatly diminish their quality of life....Yet you say they don't risk anythin????  You sir are not too bright.

And what exactly are owners risking?  Last I checked most owners are multi millionaires and most will remain so no matter what happens to the NFL. 



Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: March 19, 2011 7:46 pm
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

I love how the NFLPA calls itself the "NFL"... like they are the reason there is an NFL.. like they risk anything for a 3 yr career.. lol.  After their "career" is over, they have plenty of time to go out & get a real job with their degree.. if they really earned one.  The owners are the ones that risk it all to be able to have a team, they put everything together top to bottom.  The players only need to show up & figure out which way to put their pads on the right way.  After all, the owners could probably hire someone to help make sure they even do that correctly.


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