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… Well , Ray Rice won his Appeal [#NFL suspension]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 2nd,2014

.. now , the question is whether a team is going to take a chance on him …

.. this season , not likely . His situation is too recent , and his public reputation is too radioactive for any team organization to be able to deal with the headaches that will ensue the signing of Rice . There will be a substantial and negative public reaction , and any team has to ask , will bringing him in be worth the backlash ?? ..

.. [h/t — Yahoo.com/Sports]..
.. [link] to the blog news report …

.. next season [2015] , it will likely be a different story . Rice is still a very talented [if diminutive] running back . His football ability is still unquestioned . But what will be the reaction then ? There will be one . The likelihood is that it will be by an established and strong organization , especially one with an established organization [from top to bottom] that will make the move ….

.. but who ??

.. someone will , but for next season , though . I am just not sure yet of who will do it . It will just not be for this season , however …

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… The N.F.L. has a problem with the Ray Rice issue [#suspension]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,November 3rd,2014

.. but , it is not what everyone thinks …

.. the N.F.L. has a constitutional problem regarding the rights of a player , to wit , that being those of Ray Rice …

.. yes , Rice clearly deserved to be suspended and for far more than 2 games . But , those were not the rules in effect at the time …

.. [h/t — TMZ Sports.com]..

.. [link] to the attack video …

.. the rules of the C.B.A. [the collective bargaining agreement] generally act to protect the rights of the players . Legally , as well as constitutionally . So , if there is a provision of the CBA that is in contravention of ” public policy , ” then it is illegal , and has no legal effect . Ditto with constitutional rights …

.. it is encumbent on players to be honest with their teams and the league . No matter how embarrassing the incident . Provisions of the CBA (especially the NFL’s) penalize people (even owners , such as Indy ‘ s Jim Irsay) who violate policies of conduct . That most definitely includes lying to your team , your coaches , and most of all , the league as a whole …

… What I understand here is this …. Ray Rice apparantly told the truth to his team [the Baltimore Ugh – Ravens] and the NFL . He can omit even a little , as long as long as it is not material . That would then be a lie of omission …

.. It is clearly evident from the first videotape that Rice ” clocked ” Janay Palmer . That is very easy to see , and to assume . She walked up to the elevator , and in with him . He then dragged her out by her shoulders and hair . It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out what happened …

.. then , when disciplined by the league , Rice told the truth , as best as I can tell . He punched . Oh boy , did he ever . He was then punished , according to the rules at the time [a 2 – game suspension] . The reaction to that action has been a honey …

.. Now , he has been punished again , for the second video . Baltimore is well withing its rights to release Rice . That is a part of the business of football . Rice became ” radioactive . ” But , the league errered …

.. more to come …

— [update] — Rice has appealed his added suspension to an independent arbitrator . Goodell has been ordered by that arbitrator to appear at the hearing . I think that his added suspension is going to be overturned …

.. also , Rice is too radioactive to be picked up for this season . Once his added suspension is thrown out [as  I expect] , then the league will  likely settle with rice for the balance of his contract . It is the league , not the ugh – Ravens who royally scrwewed up . Sometime next year , someone [another N.F.L. team] will take a chance on him …..

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… I can understand Halloween Costumes [#POTUS]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 30th,2014

.. especially about Barack Obama .

.. any President is fair game . Richard Nixon , Jimmy Carter , and Ronald Reagan [espc. Reagan] were top targets of companies picking on public figures …

.. [h/t — Twitchy.com]..
.. [link] to the tweets / blog post …

.. but , Ray Rice , or worse , Ray Rice [in blackface] ? That I do not get …. not one bit . It is not funny at all , folks . Rice is fair game , but the subject material is not …

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