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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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… A Mother is ” Suspended ” from School …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 11th,2014

.. yes , believe it or not …

.. a Sacramento , Ca area mother of a 12 – year old was suspended from going anywhere near her son ‘ s school for 14 days …. What for ??

.. a confrontation with the principal …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. it seems neither mother nor son are fans of Common Core curriculum standards . So , the son took flyers from his mom to school to hand out to his fellow students . His teachers did not like it , and took them away . His mom decided to confront the principal …

.. I do not blame her . Common Core standards are junk . People need to be educated about them . These two have guts , and ought to be congratulated …

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… Ray Rice should be Suspended …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 26th,2014

.. immediately , by the Baltimore ugh – Ravens , unless the N.F.L. beats them to it …

.. there is no place in pro sports for players who behave like bullies . Especially players who beat up on those who they supposedly love , and treat them like a punching bag . Assault , public drunkeness , and felonious assault , those are the least of Ray Rice ‘ s troubles right now ….

.. Rice is a quality player . He is a little guy , out of I am not sure where [ ] . He is probably one of the better receivers for a running back . He is the ugh – Ravens feature – tailback . What could have posessed him to do such a thing …

.. [h/t — YouTube]..
.. [link] to the security footage ..

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… Baseball should ban ARod …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 18th,2013

Alex Rodriguez in a game on 5/26/08

… Alex Rodriguez … (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

.. and do so , now ! .

.. Having a player such as Alex Rodriguez on the field right now is an outrage . He has been suspended for a great many games by baseball . Albeit , it was done under the Joint Drug Program , and under the Collective Bargaining Agreement .

.. His case is unique . He hass , and has done so an an illegal manner . he has obstructed a legal invesigation , and has obstructed and intefered with MLB ‘ s own investigation into the Biogenesis scandal . He has grossly flouted the rules , and has done so on multiple occasions . His prescence on the playing field is a disgrace , and brings dishonour to the game . Yes , there should be due process . But , what kind of due process ?

.. Normally , a player can appeal a suspension , and continue to play . However , the commisioner ‘ s office has wide powers . They have been tirmmed , somewhat , given the strength and power of the players ‘ union . But , not much .

.. The commissioner was given those powers when the office of the commissioner was created for a reason . The commissioner was given enormous power in order to act “in the best interests of baseball . ” I believe that those interests would  be best served by sending Alex Rodriguez to the bench . For good . It should do so , now .

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