NFLPA’S Outside Counsel's Findings on Bounty Investigation
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NFLPA’S Outside Counsel's Findings on Bounty Investigation
Posted by kclsufan on 6/18 at 5:19 pm
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After four months, the following facts have now been established. The Commissioner, NFL personnel and their outside counsel:

-Ran a sloppy investigation that inexplicably included a decision to not question any of the coaches about the documentary evidence used as a basis for punishment.

-Punished players before they had the ability to confront, challenge or explain a single piece of evidence used against them.

-Launched a public campaign in the media to support the discipline and tarnish the reputations of players before any hearing, effectively destroying any claim that the Commissioner could act as an impartial arbitrator.

-Withheld any and all evidence from the players for nearly four months despite repeated requests for full information and full transparency.

-Falsely characterized witness interviews to draw false conclusions about players’ involvement in a pay-to-injure scheme.

-Retained a former U.S. Attorney to whitewash the investigation by employing her to conduct a media conference call affirming an investigation she was not part of.

-Employed the same former U.S. Attorney to today’s hearing to read the report of an investigation she did not conduct, but prohibited her from answering any questions from the players.

-Refused to make any coaches involved in preparing the supposed documentary evidence available for interviews by the players or at today’s hearing.

-Provided only 200 pages out of their claimed 18,000 pages of materials and refused to provide any materials that might be exculpatory.

-Without explanation, produced at today’s hearing a declaration from a team advisor who said that no bounty program existed.

-Inexplicably relied upon an article and a blog post written after the investigation had concluded and punishment had been issued as ‘evidence’ even though they had supposedly collected thousands of documents proving players participated in a pay-to-injure scheme.

-Refused a three-day adjournment and delay of the appeals hearing so that the players could perform a more comprehensive review of the documents.

In this matter, the conduct of the Commissioner and his representatives has undermined the fundamental process contemplated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Through this abuse, these players have been denied any semblance of due process and fairness.

At a time when some question the safety and integrity of the game, the failure by those charged to act responsibly and fairly have challenged our collective faith and confidence in the league.

-- Richard Smith, NFLPA Outside Counsel






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Posted by lsuroadie on 6/18 at 5:20 pm to kclsufan


92 pgs



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Posted by Brettesaurus Rex on 6/18 at 5:20 pm to kclsufan
Boom


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Posted by Swagga on 6/18 at 5:21 pm to kclsufan
WOW this just got real good.


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Posted by Me on 6/18 at 5:22 pm to kclsufan
Like


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Posted by touchdown moses on 6/18 at 5:24 pm to Me
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Like



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Posted by tgrbaitn08 on 6/18 at 5:27 pm to Swagga
tweet to Jeff Duncan


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Posted by St Augustine on 6/18 at 5:28 pm to kclsufan
Woweewowow


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Posted by angryslugs on 6/18 at 5:33 pm to kclsufan
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Richard Smith, NFLPA Outside Counsel



Like a boss



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Posted by Putty on 6/18 at 5:42 pm to kclsufan
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NFLPA’S Outside Counsel's Findings on Bounty Investigation


basically raking numbnuts over the coals...only a matter of time before the owners get fed up with this idiot.



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Posted by Bayouadrink on 6/18 at 5:50 pm to kclsufan

People got da popcorn

Let's give em a show



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Posted by ClientNumber9 on 6/18 at 5:55 pm to Bayouadrink


Goodell is totally inappropriate. He's lewd, egregious, lascivious, salacious, outrageous!



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Posted by DrunkHat on 6/18 at 7:25 pm to ClientNumber9
holy shite, awesome!


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Posted by Jayson78 on 6/18 at 7:30 pm to DrunkHat


I wanna watch this bitch burn!!!!!



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Posted by saintsfan92612 on 6/18 at 7:33 pm to DrunkHat



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Posted by Suntiger on 6/18 at 7:39 pm to Bayouadrink



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Posted by Sophandros on 6/18 at 7:57 pm to kclsufan
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Without explanation, produced at today’s hearing a declaration from a team advisor who said that no bounty program existed.





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Posted by Pectus on 6/18 at 8:03 pm to kclsufan
WOW.


What's going to happen now?



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Posted by saintsfan92612 on 6/18 at 8:09 pm to Pectus



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Posted by Hazelnut on 6/18 at 8:42 pm to saintsfan92612



oh and:

Pop-fricking-corn


This post was edited on 6/18 at 8:43 pm

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