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LesMiles BFF
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem

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Hell, Pryor could have knocked out two women and only missed four games.




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And don't even get me started on the NFL's absurd drug-testing policy suspensions. If you smoke too much weed you can miss an entire NFL season. That's the equivalent of knocking out eight women. (Ten if your team advances deep in the playoffs).


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TK421
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
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Are people really this dumb or are you just agenda driven against the NBA? Male on male crimes btw, both of them.


That makes a difference to you?

Choking a coach is clearly better than racial remarks made in private.


jacks40
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
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Well, to be fair, domestic situations are little bit tricky, especially if the spouse has forgiven and is still with him. The NFL should have known 2 games would be seen as too light, though.


Why are those situations tricky?



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Dr RC
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
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And don't even get me started on the NFL's absurd drug-testing policy suspensions. If you smoke too much weed you can miss an entire NFL season. That's the equivalent of knocking out eight women. (Ten if your team advances deep in the playoffs).


man...

when its put that way it really shows how fricked up the NFL is


ShamelessPel
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
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Choking a coach is clearly better than racial remarks made in private.


All of the examples in the article and the ones you listed involve PLAYERS. Do yourself a favor and stfu about bringing Donald Sterling into this nonsense.


TK421
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
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All of the examples in the article and the ones you listed involve PLAYERS


And? The situation involve players doing far worse things than having a racially tinged argument with a mistress.

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Do yourself a favor and stfu about bringing Donald Sterling into this nonsense.


You are so mad. You are either black or really stupid. Though it is possible that you are both.


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High C
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
Are suggesting that NBA players and Donald Sterling aren't equals?


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RTR America
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
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Are people really this dumb or are you just agenda driven against the NBA? Male on male crimes btw, both of them.



Some people are fricking dumb. He probably doesn't even realize how poor his example is.

The examples he used for the season suspension took place under David Stern.

The Donald Sterling incident was handled by a completely different commissioner.


TK421
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
Some of us believe that men who beat women are worse than racists, though I suppose someone from Alabama might be confused as to why either of those people are bad.


RTR America
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
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Some of us believe that men who beat women are worse than racists, though I suppose someone from Alabama might be confused as to why either of those people are bad.



What point are you trying to make?

David Stern decided the suspensions for those players. Adam Silver banned Sterling.

I'm not from Alabama either fwiw


windshieldman
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
How many games again was he trying to suspend Vilma for allegedly assisting in bounty gate?


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TK421
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
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David Stern decided the suspensions for those players. Adam Silver banned Sterling.


You think Silver would have banned Sprewell for life?


Boomtown
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
Violence is apparently more acceptable than adderall and weed


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RTR America
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
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You think Silver would have banned Sprewell for life?



If all of the players planned to boycott their playoff games if Sprewell was still allowed to play then probably.

Sprewell lost millions of dollars in game checks. Sterling is about to make 2 billion dollars.

Quite the ordeal he is suffering through.
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TK421
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
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If all of the players planned to boycott their playoff games if Sprewell was still allowed to play then probably.


Those players would not have done shite.

But that confirms the bias. It has nothing to do with morality.


RTR America
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
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Those players would not have done shite.

But that confirms the bias. It has nothing to do with morality.


It's about the almighty dollar. Players and coaches were planning to boycott if nothing was done. This was going on while the NBA was experiencing their 2nd highest rated First round in their history.

I'm still unsure what point you are trying to make though. Adam Silver mad the best decision for what he felt was appropriate at the time and fell within the owner's constitution. Plus the 29 other owners had to agree on the ban as well.

Adam Silver wasn't the commissioner during Sprewell or the Malice at the Palace, so we have no idea how he would have handled those situations.


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LSUCanFAN
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
Seriously messed up justice system in the NFL, I figured after that fricker shot his wife to death last year the NFL might have taken domestic violence a bit more seriously than getting high...
this league's discipline is a fricking joke...


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DanglingFury
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
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If you smoke too much weed you can miss an entire NFL season. That's the equivalent of knocking out eight women. (Ten if your team advances deep in the playoffs).




That's fricking awesome.

Great job Goodell, great job buddy.


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Overbrook
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
The author is creating a red herring. Both are wrong but, obviously, violence is worse. But it's not an either/or.
It's also wrong to suspend someone longer for smoking a joint than for violence.


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TbirdSpur2010
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re: Fox Sports: When violence is more acceptable than slurs, we have a problem
Agree on all counts.


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