Final Bountygate Suspensions Levied
We debated the suspensions for a seemingly endless amount of time. About the legality, about the proof, about the cba.
The suspensions were nullified based on the premise GODell used to make them. Today he used exactly the premise he SHOULD have used from go. The same premise I've trumpeted since the beginning. One the players idioticly GAVE him in the new cba. The ability to be judge, jury, and executioner for any conduct that was perceived to be detrimental to the shield. No proof needed.
The suspended players may appeal, but its all for naught. They signed the cba that gave the commish that power. We may see more strife in the courts, as a last ditch attempt by the players. None of it will change the iron clad cba, in which the players GAVE GODell that power. It all ends with them all serving mostly the same suspensions.
We all argued forever about the issue, and most ignored the cba. Insisting on "proof". No one got their proof, and the end result was exactly what I expected based on the cba.. I'm just sayin...
"If I could start my life all over again, I would be a professional football player, and you damn well better believe I would be a Pittsburgh Steeler." Jack Lambert, 1990 HoF Introduction.