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#1 Mike P

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:14 PM

He didn't just get in an accident, he killed one of his teammates. Practice squad member Jerry Brown, LB. He was 25.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

Jesus Christ

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

Can't stand the Cowboys, but this is a true tragedy & is much bigger than football ... my condolences to the family of the victim, his teammates and the Dallas Cowboys organization. May Mr. Brown rest in peace.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

idiot

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:31 PM

Damn.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:33 PM

RIP, Brown. Tragic.

Josh Brent spent time in jail for a DUI during his college years. I hope he gets the maximum penalty for this. Unbelievable.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

Tragic. One week after the Belcher incident too.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

idiot



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

It's Texas. They may fry his arse.

What happens to Brent's roster spot and Browns practice squad spot?

Jerrah the GM got some moves to make.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

HOW 'BOUT DEM COWBOYS!!!

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

As much as we can dislike/hate/root against the Cowboy's as a competitor and division opponent, you never want to see guys lose their career and especially not their life. Very unfortunate for the player who died, and for all the examples Goodell tries to set that are over the top, I would probably be on-board with a ban of the player at fault.

I realize Stallworth had a legally intoxicated situation that resulted in a death (and I'm sure most of us are aware that several other factors came into play there), but at this point, players are aware of the "warnings" and the "do's and don't's" of the conduct policy, we're beyond the point of "forgiveness" for stupid sheet.

Especially when all the info came out in past situations that pro athletes are provided with FREE car service to make sure they get home safely if/when they do go out.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

HOW 'BOUT DEM COWBOYS!!!


Really dude?



Anyways, my heart goes out to Browns family and friends. People who drink and drive are complete scumbags. There should be a much harsher penalty for it.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:29 PM

I hate Dallas as well because im an Eagles fan for life, However i send my sympathies to the family of the deceased and hope the driver can rehabilitate himself and become a better person later in life when hes free again.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

I vote a lifetime ban from NFL. Not because I dislike the Cowboys but because it was a drink and drive sitution.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

My heart goes out to the family, but I can't feel sympathy for the driver or the guy that died. Only an idiot would get in the car with a drunk driver.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

Can't wait 'till Bob Costas takes issues with the pervasive "car culture" in our country. Friends don't let friends drive them when drunk.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

Really dude?



Anyways, my heart goes out to Browns family and friends. People who drink and drive are complete scumbags. There should be a much harsher penalty for it.

Yep.
Really. Dude.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

There should be much stricter penalties for drunk drivers especially when as a NFL player they have no excuse.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

Just read the news, sad news at that.

The league needs to add alcohol to the banned substance list. If they're going to ban legal pot, then legal alcohol should be too.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

There should be much stricter penalties for drunk drivers especially when as a NFL player they have no excuse.


This is true - the NFLPA has a Safe Rides program available to every player in the league and most NFL teams offer one as well. A simple phone call could have saved a life.

#22 CMPunk

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

Yep.
Really. Dude.


Not surprised.

#23 ManicMikeMoon

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:54 PM

Brent is the one that forced the Bryce Brown fumble Claiborne returned.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

Just read the news, sad news at that.

The league needs to add alcohol to the banned substance list. If they're going to ban legal pot, then legal alcohol should be too.

It's not legal everywhere.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

It's not legal everywhere.

It is legal some places now though. They also ban other legal substances.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

It's not legal everywhere.


If the Seahwks and Broncos were allowed to smoke marijuana, every free agent would want to go there and it would be unfair.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

If the Seahwks and Broncos were allowed to smoke marijuana, every free agent would want to go there and it would be unfair.

You're assuming that every player in the NFL would want to smoke pot. Also, you're talking about 2 teams. Those two teams wouldn't be able to pay for all of those free agents. There would be no competitive advantage. It all still would come down to money.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:08 PM

That was kind of the point. Alcohol is legal everywhere and weed is only legal in some places so makng Alcohol a banned substance just because weed is doesn't make sense.

If it's true that they have a free car service, why punish every player when it was just 2 that didn't use the car service.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:14 PM

That was kind of the point. Alcohol is legal everywhere and weed is only legal in some places so makng Alcohol a banned substance just because weed is doesn't make sense.

If it's true that they have a free car service, why punish every player when it was just 2 that didn't use the car service.

I didn't suggest that they do it "just because pot is", I suggest it because people die because of it. The pot policy, as well as other legal substances gives precedence.

Do I think they'll do that? No. They need to do something though. How many players have gotten DUIs in the past decade? There needs to be some sort of rule to actually stop this, not the wrist slap that it has been.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

You're assuming that every player in the NFL would want to smoke pot. Also, you're talking about 2 teams. Those two teams wouldn't be able to pay for all of those free agents. There would be no competitive advantage. It all still would come down to money.


Fair point but let's be real, a large percentage of NFL players smoke pot. Whether medicinally or recreationally. Just had to make that clear LOL

Otherwise, you're correct. Besides, we can all attest to the fact that signing big name free agents doesn't equal W's.