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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
 
Comments

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: March 18, 2011 2:44 pm
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

The NFL Players have made you what you are. You have gotten where you are by yes making a big investment but you have done it on the backs and health of your players.

The owners did not make their fortunes off owning and running an NFL team. The profit margins are terribly low.  The owners buy and run an NFL team because they love the game and our proud to be an NFL team owner.

These owners could find much more lucrative ways to invest their money.  They became rich long before they bought an NFL team.




Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: March 18, 2011 1:31 pm
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy




Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2011 12:34 pm
 

NFL Policy and other thoughts

Lets be practical. One day whether it's in a month or a year the Lockout will end and the NFL Players will again be employees of the NFL. If you are a player and go out and cause trouble with the law in any way of course it will and should be held against you when you do come back. Stop being so stupid everyone. No matter whose side you are on (and I am much more on the players side) You have to understand that Football will be played again and probably sooner than later and that the players just can't run off and be bad guys.

As far as Adrian Peterson I now hate him forever. Think Fredrick Douglas or Nat Turner or James Somerset think that Adrian Peterson is a slave. He can do whatever he wants. He is not whipped or beaten or made to do anything. If he wants his $12 million then yes he has to abide by a few rules. SLAVE??? did he call himself a slave. What a douchebag. An absolute piece of garbage who knows nothing about American History, African American History or his own culture. Go screw yourself with that slave talk you moron.

DeMaurice Smith and the players- I agree you should keep your % of the overall Pie. Everyone is making a fortune and the Players are the product and the employees. Without Players taking phsyical pains, and hits the NFL would be nothing. This is not a typical business where people are replaceable. However after you get your same % you must reallocate the money slightly. You must have your players give 2 or 3% of their salary to a fund for retired players and another 2 or 3% of their salary that goes toward that players lifetime healthcare.

Owners- Pathetic..just horrible. You are the nightmares we all hope and pray our kids don't become. Greedy soulless self entitled pieces of garbage. The NFL Players have made you what you are. You have gotten where you are by yes making a big investment but you have done it on the backs and health of your players. More $ is coming in then ever and more is about to. The players have such short careers and they are not only your employees but your product as well. They deserve every penny or every percent of the percentage they are getting. You are all making so much money. Now you are locking them out because an unblieveable profitable thing just isn't good enough. You want more and you are pushing for more. Your giveback efforts are laughable. Okay guys we want 15% of everything back..then you fight about it you see they aren't giving in and you say..ok ok..well only take 7% back..deal? And you are trying to spin that as your "give" in the negotiations. Screw you and your fake offers and spin and the worst is that there is not arbitrer or overseer of the sport. That Empty suit Roger Goodell is your employee. So your Employee the owners employee is the one dishing out penalties and judgements. Shouldn't Goodell just be knonwn as the owners representative and not the commissioner? I know its like that in every sport and its a big problem.  Then to top it all off after they lockout the players Goodell sends out a letter to the players and the agents? Hysterical. What a hypocrite.

You are so god damn lucky we all love the game so much. How about realizing how truly blessed and lucky you are and doing the right thing for once in your putrid entitled lives and give the workers exactly what they deserve and what you had negotiated previously. Oh yeah after you negotiated that agreement you all went on to have the most profitable times of your life. Not good enough..we want more..we want more. Just terrible.



Since: Feb 27, 2009
Posted on: March 18, 2011 12:20 pm
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

apparently greed is not part of the conduct policy.



Since: Dec 20, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2011 12:07 pm
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

The players are still under contract to their respective teams.
They all signed personal contracts that have nothing to do with the Union or the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Someone who's contract has expired (ie. an  unrestricted free agent) is free to do as he pleases, sign where he wants, etc.
But if you still have an unexpired contract, you have to abide by the rules you agreed to when you signed it.
Tom Brady is still under contract to the New England Patriots, that contract has not gone away and he has to abide by it.




Since: Dec 20, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2011 12:02 pm
 

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.




Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2011 10:52 am
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

Sure the NFL can do this.  If I run a construction business, I might have to lay a guy off, with the intent of bringing him back later.  If, in the interim, the guy finds himself on the wrong side of the law, I may not bring him back.  Or if I do, it's up to me to decide whether life would go on as if nothing ever happened, or not.  The provision to lock out the players is something the owners have the RIGHT to do at this point.  And the players have the "manifest destiny", if you want to call it that, to go out and rack up a bunch of weapons charges, if they so choose.   But they do so knowing that it could cost them in the future.

Yeah but you have no legal standing to fine or suspend him.  You hire independent contractors versus a CBA employment agreement, so really no comparison at all; truly apples and oranges.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2011 10:50 am
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

Smells like more lawsuits.  How can a league which locks out its players (meaning they are no longer subject to ANY league rules) and then try to unilaterly enforce one-sided parts of an agreement which they themsleves rejected?  It would be like the players saying that though you are locking us out we should still get paychecks.  The NFL just doesn't underatand rules, contracts, boundaries, or laws does it?  Goodell has got to go; what an ivory tower joke his inconsistent anf arbitray "conduct enforcement" has become.



Since: Jan 18, 2011
Posted on: March 18, 2011 10:39 am
 

NFL still plans to enforce conduct policy

"Any misconduct that is detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the NFL will certainly be addressed when play resumes."
I guess the owners will be suspended when play resumes? 



Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:43 am
 

double secret probation

Double lockout!


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