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    Tagliabue vacates all player discipline



    Protected Goodell but let the players off the hook, FWIW

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    Re: Tagliabue vacates all player discipline

    Tags did what he was hired to do and that wasn't to actually mediate anything.

    He just declared this to be a tie. Tags should become a boxing judge.
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    Re: Tagliabue vacates all player discipline

    It does sound a little fishy. By agreeing that the charges were accurate, he lets Goodell off the hook but he drops all discipline to (hopefully) avoid future litigation. At least that's my layman's first blush
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    Re: Tagliabue vacates all player discipline

    Very fishy
    Irrefutable evidence looks like the biggest source of smell, Mr Museum Tagliaboo turned it into a lifeless display case with the "contamination" (Greg Williams) still banned.
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    Re: Tagliabue vacates all player discipline

    Threatening to sue the nfl makes some things happen and other things go away. Goodell should be thinking about retirement soon, he has irritated enough people and hasn't done anything posotive. Turning the game into less hits and protecting anyone who carries the ball is ruining the game. Flag football anyone?




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    Re: Tagliabue vacates all player discipline

    Quote Originally Posted by lovefootball View Post
    he has irritated enough people and hasn't done anything posotive. Turning the game into less hits and protecting anyone who carries the ball is ruining the game. Flag football anyone?
    Disagree. The game has gotten too violent along with shady coaching practices which promote violence. The players should not emulate gladiators. I am impressed with what Goodell has accomplished thus far.
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    Re: Tagliabue vacates all player discipline

    Looks like he bought the argument that they did bad but, in their defense, they were giving in to pressure from the coaching staff. If it hadn't been for how long it took to get to this point, it wouldn't be a big deal.

    It's good to see an outside check on the limit of Goodell's disciplinary authority.
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    Re: Tagliabue vacates all player discipline

    Quote Originally Posted by lovefootball View Post
    Threatening to sue the nfl makes some things happen and other things go away. Goodell should be thinking about retirement soon, he has irritated enough people and hasn't done anything posotive. Turning the game into less hits and protecting anyone who carries the ball is ruining the game. Flag football anyone?
    I'd be OK with fewer retired players having dementia or artificial hips/knees.




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    Re: Tagliabue vacates all player discipline

    it's all of the lawsuits that have forced Goodell's hand on these rules IMO. And Vilma is proceeding with his defamation suit against Goodell even after this ruling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista T View Post
    Disagree. The game has gotten too violent along with shady coaching practices which promote violence. The players should not emulate gladiators. I am impressed with what Goodell has accomplished thus far.
    Really??? Tell that to Ray Nitschke, Dick Butkis, Night Train Lane, Dick LeBeau, Mike Curtis, Johnny Unitas, Glenn and Lyle Blackwood, Mike Ditka, Mike Singletary, Y.A. Tittle, Bart Starr, Joe Green, ...




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    Quote Originally Posted by HKusp View Post
    Really??? Tell that to Ray Nitschke, Dick Butkis, Night Train Lane, Dick LeBeau, Mike Curtis, Johnny Unitas, Glenn and Lyle Blackwood, Mike Ditka, Mike Singletary, Y.A. Tittle, Bart Starr, Joe Green, ...

    He's saying the game shouldn't be the same as it has been in the past. You just pointed to a bunch of players from the past... so where's your point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKusp View Post
    Really??? Tell that to Ray Nitschke, Dick Butkis, Night Train Lane, Dick LeBeau, Mike Curtis, Johnny Unitas, Glenn and Lyle Blackwood, Mike Ditka, Mike Singletary, Y.A. Tittle, Bart Starr, Joe Green, ...
    Wonder how many of those dead ones would still be alive today if they had been protected from head trauma like today's players will be.

    Meh who cares! Let 'em die young and demented! I want to see some HITS /sarcasm.
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    Re: Tagliabue vacates all player discipline

    Quote Originally Posted by Mista T View Post
    Disagree. The game has gotten too violent along with shady coaching practices which promote violence. The players should not emulate gladiators. I am impressed with what Goodell has accomplished thus far.
    The game has been violent since its inception. Just like hockey, boxing, and other contact sports. Watched a rugby game last week, now thats a violent,crazy sport. Contact sports are going to produce injuries that definitely will cause long term problems for those who chose these occupations. ',m not impressed with goodell because he has his hand in upsetting the fan base that supports the NFL. It's all about money(the strike) and the players deserve whatever they can get because of the hard hits they take. It's meant to have hard hitting and it needs to be supplied with better equipment to protect the players at all costs. But football is a violent game will continue to be until goodell turns it into touch football.See what happens to the fan base when that happens.




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    Re: Tagliabue vacates all player discipline

    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    Wonder how many of those dead ones would still be alive today if they had been protected from head trauma like today's players will be.

    Meh who cares! Let 'em die young and demented! I want to see some HITS /sarcasm.
    Not wanting to see anyone die for whatever reason, but football is what players choose to do. Hate to see children die early at the hands of predators, bad parents, and religions that muder them for whatever reason.. Hell, deaths from vehicle accidents are up there too. There is only so much that can be done to prevent deaths for everyone that deals with professions that involve violence. Can't tell me the dline and oline don't take some serious blows to the head during the game.It's football and anything less the tackling the guy with the ballwith all you have is changing the game. Love the new commercials about teaching the right and wrong way to tackle(thats part of what the game needs).




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    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    Wonder how many of those dead ones would still be alive today if they had been protected from head trauma like today's players will be.

    Meh who cares! Let 'em die young and demented! I want to see some HITS /sarcasm.
    The mindset sure sounds familiar......


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