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  1. Deus Irae

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    I'm certainly not a fan of the Ommissioner, but it's only fair to give him props when he gets something right:

    Polamalu had been fined 10 grand for calling his wife on a cell phone and letting her know that he was alright after being pulled from a game with "concussion like symptoms".

    Polamalu wins appeal of $10,000 fine for calling his wife | ProFootballTalk

    This was well done by the league, and Goodell gets the nod from me for this one. Maybe they'll now take the next step and find a way to work such notifications into their general policies moving forward.
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    I agree on all counts. Perhaps players could provide a contact phone number that can be called in such cases, or the NFL could establish a private number/website for players' loved ones.
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    I don't think it was Goodell, though, aren't appeals now handled by Ted Cottrell, chosen by agreement of the owners and the union?
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    I know they hear appeals re: suspensions; I don't know about simple fines.
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    Totally agree. The worry and dread we feel as fans watching a player suffer an injury is absolutely nothing compared to how his family feels. (Though I'd vote for an official contact number a team rep would call out to for each player; a leaguewide call-in line could be subject to abuse.)
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    Exactly. Remember how upset Rod Tidwell's family was when he went down after that winning catch? That is art imitating life right there.
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