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blueslover
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Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag

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In March, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin declared his intention to hold hearings on the NFL bounty scandal. The proposed hearings were supposed to include the NBA, NCAA and Major League Baseball, in a more encompassing discussion about concussions and sports.

But it was clear that Sen. Durbin's target was the NFL.

Three months later, after a private meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell -- poof, no hearings.

Here is what else is better: Three months later, in September, the NFL announced it was donating a record $30 million to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health -- an organization created by Congress to raise private funds and create public-private partnerships to support the National Institute for Health -- for research into concussion injuries.

Durbin is an influential member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, which oversee NIH, and has been a major NIH supporter in Congress.

And so here we are in December with Gregg Williams finally in Washington to testify the way the NFL likes it -- behind closed doors.

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CarrolltonTiger
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re: Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag
If Jessie Jackson can shake down corporations why can't Dick Durbin.


Chad504boy
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Sid in Lakeshore
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We have a system of Government, "of the Corporation, by the Corporation and for the Corporation".

Not at all what was originally intended.


UVa JD 1987
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Monroe, Louisiana
Member since May 2012
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re: Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag
Thanks for posting this Blues. Sad to see this only briefly mentioned in the media...and that that mention come from a Washington newspaper. Where is the New Orleans media on this? Why did it take the Los Angeles Times to do the research to show that the rate of injuries caused by the Saints during the alleged existence of "Bountygate" did not support any allegations that the Saints were, in fact, seeking to injure other players??? SeeThe Saints ain't sinners -
www.latimes.com/.../la-oe-hassett-saints-bounty-program-20120715.
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blueslover
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Sep 2007
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re: Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag
get on Jazzy Jeff about it

is a pretty sad indictment towards the NOLA press


UVa JD 1987
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Monroe, Louisiana
Member since May 2012
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re: Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag
Seriously though...does anyone have any theories as to why the NOLA press has been so negligent about this? Aside from committing actual journalism, just think how many more papers they would sell? Why don't they like money?

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Chad504boy
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re: Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag
quote:

does anyone have any theories as to why the NOLA press has been so negligent about this?


Jeff Duncan hates the Saints.


UVa JD 1987
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Monroe, Louisiana
Member since May 2012
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re: Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag
But, Jeff Duncan works for people who---presumably---like to sell papers. Also, what about local TV and Radio? Any coverage?

Sorry for questions, I have been exiled to the Midwest.


Chad504boy
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re: Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag
quote:

But, Jeff Duncan works for people who---presumably---like to sell papers.


debatable.


BRgetthenet
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re: Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag
3 days a week, they're all 'bout it.


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jdrumdog
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People want to blame the corporation.....but it's Washington who's accepting the money.

All they have to do is have some morals/ethics.

Fat chance. Blame the companies all you want, until you find someone with enough moral integrity to say no, carry on.


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jeff5891
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quote:

Three months later, after a private meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell -- poof, no hearings


Is it really a suprise that the NFL lobbies like every corporation?

quote:

corporations are people too


Probably the worst decision ever made by the supreme court.


Jayson78
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Over There
Member since Sep 2011
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re: Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag
So what's the timetable for hearing some sort of decision on the next court date?


blueslover
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Sep 2007
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re: Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag
likely sumpin from Tags first thing next week

just for fun, Goodell in Time this week-

Image: http://sinfl.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/roger-goodell.jpg


Here's another doozie he is on-

According to TIME, Goodell recently discussed with Rick McKay, Falcons president and head of the NFL’s competition committee, a radical rule change proposed by Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano. Instead of a kickoff, the team that scored would then take the ball on its own 30-yard line in, essentially, a 4th-and-15 situation. In other words, they could attempt to keep their offense on the field and try to pick up 15 yards, at the risk of turning the ball over on downs; or they could punt.

“I don’t do things for public relations,” Goodell said. “I do things because they’re the right thing to do, because I love the game.”
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infantry1026
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re: Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag
quote:

If Jessie Jackson can shake down corporations why can't Dick Durbin.


Liberals....they screw up EVERYTHING! I hate em!


blueslover
New Orleans Saints Fan
deeper than deep south
Member since Sep 2007
21228 posts

re: Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag
no one on eliminating kickoffs?

friggin oligarch


infantry1026
New Orleans Saints Fan
Louisiana
Member since Jan 2010
3861 posts

re: Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag
I don't like the idea of eliminating them, it would take away from the game.


blueslover
New Orleans Saints Fan
deeper than deep south
Member since Sep 2007
21228 posts

re: Behind Closed Doors? & Goodell Suggests No Kickoff in Time Mag
What about when they go to flags instead of tackling?

Should they be team colors or maybe all red? What about teams with red in their team colors then?

Sproles could be a MVP contender with no tackling.

Goodell has got a vision for the league

Image: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DkjlQGXxIug/T_PV_10-oZI/AAAAAAAAKB8/HWDsTfc6Ze4/s1600/this%2Bis%2Bwhere%2BI%2Bmake%2Ba%2Bjoke%2Babout%2Bsaints%2Bfans%2Bputting%2Bout%2Ba%2Bbounty%2Bon%2Bgoodell%252C%2Bthen%2Bfeeling%2Bbad%2Babout%2Bit%2Bin%2B6%2Bto%2B10%2Bmonths%2Bafter%2Ba%2Bcriminal%2Boffense.jpg


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