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#1 DFC

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:24 AM

Does anyone else see a problem with this? It seems the NFL is just out to make money from the players.

http://www.nfl.com/n...y-nfl-for-taunt

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

Players are out of hand anyway.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

But Bunkley should have been suspended.

Where's the logic in ejecting a player from a game that has one minute remaining and whose outcome is no longer in doubt?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:09 AM

Does anyone else see a problem with this? It seems the NFL is just out to make money from the players.

http://www.nfl.com/n...y-nfl-for-taunt


According to the NFL and NFL Players Association Agreement, NFL fines and penalties go to charities or will be used to support player retirement. When a player is fined, a letter is given to the player with the amount of penalty and which charitable institution it will go to.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

The NFL is greedy, what else is new?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

The NFL is greedy, what else is new?



They don't keep the money for themselves <_< read one post above yours...

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

They don't keep the money for themselves <_< read one post above yours...


I don't believe that corporate bull****.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:27 AM

It is pretty ridiculous. Isn't Goodell judge, jury, and executioner when it comes to fines?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:34 AM

So someone got fined $21,000 for accidentally running into a punt returner? Seriously...

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

I don't believe that corporate bull****.


It's part of the legally-binding labor agreement, the specifics (which institutions and how much is donated) is a matter of public record.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

I don't believe that corporate bull****.




Yes...it's the illuminati's fault right?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:05 PM

I'm curious to know which is the most popular charity selected

I don't believe that corporate bull****.

The players don't really seem to care that it's going to charities. If you knew the NFL was just keeping the money, wouldn't you make a huge fuss about getting fined?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:07 PM

Who cares. Players make too much money as it is.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

Who cares. Players make too much money as it is.




Why do you say that?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:18 PM

I'm curious to know which is the most popular charity selected


They've donanted significant amounts to the United Way and to fund medical research (breast cancer, head trauma, etc) just to name a few.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:21 PM

I don't know why people who are supposed to be fans of the NFL would think that a league that generates 11 billion a year in revenues would risk the legal ramifications and reputation risks by taking money from their players and putting it in their pickets. Do some of you really think league execs are that stupid?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

If they WEREN'T donating said fines, and publicly making that information available, wouldn't the charity be like "....uhhhh, no you didn't"

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

I don't know why people who are supposed to be fans of the NFL would think that a league that generates 11 billion a year in revenues would risk the legal ramifications and reputation risks by taking money from their players and putting it in their pickets. Do some of you really think league execs are that stupid?

To be fair there have been controversies about how much of the sales from the pink(breast cancer merchandise) promo stuff actually goes to the charity

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

I don't know why people who are supposed to be fans of the NFL would think that a league that generates 11 billion a year in revenues would risk the legal ramifications and reputation risks by taking money from their players and putting it in their pickets. Do some of you really think league execs are that stupid?


Because many people here are just too lazy to do any actually research and would rather just continually spout their completely uniformed opinions regardless of how ridiculously clueless it makes them appear.

Perfect case in point, the NFL just recently donated another 2.2M to the Cooper Institute, (which coordinates studies for the prevention of childhood obesity) and is their medical partner in the "Play 60" program. With all of the commercials they do it almost boggles the mind that anyone could not be aware of their existence. :nonono:
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:11 PM

My big issue?

Flipping the ball lightly at an opponent costs a player the same amount of cash as launching during a helmet-to-helmet hit.


Roger Goodell is a FOOL.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

My big issue?

Flipping the ball lightly at an opponent costs a player the same amount of cash as launching during a helmet-to-helmet hit.


Roger Goodell is a FOOL.


Hey, you can get put on IR for hurt feelings...

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

It's great that the money is going to different charities, but that doesn't really change the point that it really isn't fair that Goodell gets to decide, seemingly on a whim, how much money he can take out of a player's check each week.