Re: In defense of Goodell
posted at 5/3/2012 10:22 AM EDT
In Response to Re: In defense of Goodell
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: In defense of Goodell : Wasn't that an eon ago? Time to move on. The pretentiously ignoranat gray area issue and snubbing of the commish was reason enough to hit BB and BK with a monetary hit. The memo was clear enough for my 6 yr old grandson to comprehend. Let's just roll with what is at issue at present which in itself is egregious and worthy of what was levied against the Halos. Honestly, not enough for me.
Posted by GEAUX-TIGRES[/QUOTE]
Apparently, the memo did nothing but repeat the rule, which acutally somewhat confuses what it says in the Constitution and ByLaws.
I think we'd have to see the rule sent in the memo. All we get is bits and pieces. I remember King putting a part of the rule in one of his columns and I chuckled because it's important to read the whole rule.
If the memo was sent out in 2006, why ddin't the NFL reprimand the Jets in Foxborough?
YOu seem to be ignoring this fact. It comes across like you agree with arbitrary punishment for where Goodell sees fit.
His own NFL personnel didn't even know the rule. It took Mike Tannenboob to storm down from his perch and tell NFL officials to accost Matt Estrella.
What does that tell you?
It tells me there is no violation if the NFL personnel is standing right there for an entire half not doing a thign about it.
Again, the rule is about location and the tape being ejected from the machine. Both would have to occur for it to be a violation.
How else can you explain every other fact that favors the defense of BB? I don't care if it's the fact the NFL never knew their own rule for 7 years, didn't address it over a 3 hour game, had no quality control process in place, the litany of former coaches who admitted they did exactly what BB did, etc.
All of it points to the rule not really being clear. It's how Goodell chose to read the rule, taking it over the Constituion and Bylaws. The thing is, it would take years to change the Bylaws, but a highlighting of a rule and sending out a memo might appear to be enough.
Regardless, the intent was nowhere near what the perception is. If BB was trying to hide Estrella, you'd be correct.