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Will the NFL enforce its conduct policy?

Posted on: June 27, 2011 7:19 pm
Edited on: June 27, 2011 7:28 pm
 
GoodellPosted by Josh Katzowitz

When the NFL lockout ends, what will the league do about the players who were arrested* and potentially violated the personal conduct policy?

*There were a ton of them after all -- and that was just Titans WR Kenny Britt!!

It sounds like, as NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells the Tennessean, the league will act as if the personal conduct policy applied all along and punish those offenders who were naughty during the lockout.

“The personal conduct policy is not part of the CBA,” Aiello told the paper. “It is a league policy established by the commissioner. We review any violations of law by NFL employees for potential discipline. The personal conduct policy is not being applied to players now but will be applied when they return. Players will be held accountable for violations of law that occurred during the lockout.”

Personally, I don’t see how the NFL can enforce that (well, I can see how, considering the NFL makes its own rules; I just don’t agree with it), especially since the NFL is actually preventing the players from working.

So, how fair is this tact, assuming the league actually punishes players?

The Tennessean talked to a couple of sports legal experts. One of them agreed with Aiello’s take on the matter, saying the players were still employees of the league, even during a lockout. But the other, a sports law professor at Vermont Law School, had another take.

“They’ve frozen the employment of NFL players,” McCann said. “So … the players will likely say, ‘If we’re not getting paid, then we’re not obligated to follow our contracts. You’re preventing us from obtaining our employment benefits, so why should we have to satisfy our employment obligations?’

“That’s what employment is -- a series of benefits and obligations.”

But if the NFL doesn’t see it that way, the league isn’t going to care. Unless somebody sues somebody else, and the court system gets to decide who is right and who is wrong.

Because so far during the lockout, that tactic has worked so efficiently.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:42 am
 

Will the NFL enforce its conduct policy?

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Since: Apr 30, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2011 6:54 am
 

Will the NFL enforce its conduct policy?

I totally agree, it is a freaking lockout. How can there be rules when there is no play, no training camps like you said no pay, no league. What a joke, no it is the jokes of jokes. Who in the hell does the NFL (what is left of it, i have sold and dang lucky to do so all my tickets for the season, you couldn't give me box seats for any games) think they are. I know it is not all the leagues fault or the owners but, it mostly is. If the players had their way they would be playing right now. At least that is this mans opinion.

      
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Since: Apr 10, 2010
Posted on: June 28, 2011 5:50 am
 

Will the NFL enforce its conduct policy?

Ha,  did you forget,  no-one gets punished anymore,  NO-ONE, ..its always someone elses fault.

...like you said,   that's funny someone getting punished,  ...by the NFL  HAHA



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: June 27, 2011 8:01 pm
 

Will the NFL enforce its conduct policy?

 punish those offenders who were naughty during the lockout
I laughed after reading that.

Good I hope they do.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: June 27, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Will the NFL enforce its conduct policy?

Pure B.S.!!!! if you're not paying me then i dont work for you..There is no league right now..there are no contracts..players are losing workout bonuses..


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