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  1. SVN

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    http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/patriots/
    whatever it means
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    Well then...it's time for Bob Kraft to step up with his lawyers too. It's almost as if the league is forcing him to fire BB. It really feels that way.
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    i'm not a lawyer, but as far as i know, the league could only indemnify him against penalties that the league could impose. the league could not indemnify him against legal charges brought by the state or federal government nor could it indemnify him against breaches of his contract with the Patriots. So, I don't know what this is all about, unless the league is agreeing to hold walsh harmless in the event that the patriots sue him under that contract.
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    I'm confused. :confused:
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    They could guarantee they will pay any money he loses from testimony.

    The way I look at it, this could be an excellent way for the Patriots to get back their $750,000 from the league.
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    I am confident Goodall wants it to go away. I suspect this is to give Walsh and whatever other Patriot haters are out there less amunition for excuses like "Walsh couldn't give all information he had because he was scared of being sued" or whatever. Make him as free as possible to say what he can, then say that he provided no useful information.
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    you're right to be confused. the only way it makes sense is if the league is promising to pay any penalties he incurs by breaching his contract with the patriots. otherwise, it's nuts.
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    Agreed. Last time I checked, the Pats are 1/32 of the NFL. If the NFL gives Walsh legal protection, I would doubt the Pats would then be able to sue him. Let Walsh say whatever he wants and then let Belichick deny it. Let Walsh provide whatever tapes he has and let Belichick say he had nothing to do with them. And the world goes right on a-spinnin'...
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    I don't see how the Patriots come out ahead in that scenario you described. Believe it or not, BB (and the Patriots) don't have a lot of credibility with the media or fans right now, so something tells me that if Walsh says something and BB denies it, people aren't going to say "Oh well, BB denied it, let's move along". Giving this guy credence and a voice is bad news for the Patriots, even if everything he says is bogus and he has no proof.
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    Even if he is a disgruntled former employee who was fired and has an axe to grind?
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    Sadly, yes. That's become pretty common knowledge/perception around here, but that is 100% not the angle that you see the mainstream media taking with it.

    I don't expect any legal hits to come from Walsh, but the PR hit could be immense, even if he has "nothing"
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    the whole story is walsh and the tape. if there is no tape, where is walsh's credibility ? he's already lied about taping the walk through, now he's just a disgruntled employee. if he says the pats tape things, well we know the whole league is taping various things continually.
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    as cuba gooding would say " SHOW ME THE TAPE"?
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    I just don't think there's going to be a PR win from this that doesn't follow "and he was never heard from again". Sure, if the commish meets with him behind closed doors and comes back with "he has absolutely nothing of substance" than that's fine. But that's not how a lot of people are going to see it if the story is anything other than that.

    As I said, I don't see any discipline coming, but it can't help their image (not that it's particularly strong now anyways)
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    "How did C'est La Vie become such an idiot? LOL, his mother dropped him on his head when he was a baby." See, I can speculate with absolutely no basis too! Let's all try!

    Why the hell would he be disgruntled about that? This guy doesn't really seem like that scrupulous, especially since he implies it was him doing most of the taping anyways. If he's disgruntled, it's because he was shown the door, which makes him no different than any other disgruntled employee.
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    as master would say " there is no tape grasshoppa".
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    he was mad about the pats making him do bad things. that's why he lied about playing golf in college.
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    No, idiot, disgruntled BECAUSE THE PATRIOTS FIRED HIM!!! What does his being in Hawaii have to do with anything, and who other than yourself has suggested that Kraft gave him money to keep his mouth shut about anything? Be gone, troll.
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    He made his way to Hawaii by lying on his resume...

    When he got canned here the only football job he could land was in NFLE, and that lasted a season. Then he bounced around a couple of NE golf courses (where he probably told some tales too that Tomase has since heard) before heading 6000 miles west of whatever happened in his past apart from the Patriots that has yet to be revealed...Troll

    What's the matter, nothing to talk about on the Colts board but which Manning is really the better playoff QB?
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    Which is more plausible? A guy who's bounced around from job to job, lied on his resume, etc being disgruntled over being fired, or the same guy being disgruntled because the Patriots "made him do bad stuff and then paid him off to be quiet."

    Sure, it's also possible he's disgruntled because Tom Brady pisses in his cereal every morning, but I think if it's okay with you I'm going to go with the explanation that makes the most logical sense
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