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Elliott is getting the Brady treatment in his appeal hearing.....

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  1. PatsFanSince74

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    Others have ably pointed out the difference between what might or might not be "legal" and what has been negotiated in a CBA. Given the Appeals Court precedent in the Brady case, only the Supreme Court of the US could establish now that the NFL is in the business of establishing "its own brand of industrial justice."

    Now it's Jerruh's turn to bend over for the good of "the 32."

    The only way this ends is if the NFLPA has the intestinal fortitude to undertake a long work stoppage.

    Are the Players willing to sit out long enough that it starts to erode the value of "The Shield" and the 32 franchises? Since that would take losing all or most of a season, I doubt it. The owners' pockets are a lot deeper, so my money is on them.
     
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    Article 46, soooo.... the appeal is pretty much pointless, the entire thing is pointless. The NFL can and will do what it wants to who it wants.

    Some wahoo in NY could tell the press that Brady gave him the bird while crossing the street years ago (I mean there's actually a picture of this on the internet) and the NFL could say this violates the integrity of the game and suspend him as much as they want for as long as they want.
     
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    I'm sure Tiffany Thompson's statement was compelling, if not overwhelming.
     
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    The other main difference here is not only were the charges trumped -up vs TB12 so was the m-fing evidence.

    I have no idea if EE did what he did but I'm suspicious to the fact that hes not a nice guy. Nonetheless the NFL dug into this thing their own way and came to a conclusion that he has a behavioral problem and deserves to be punished severely.
     
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    which frankly are probably just as trumped up as the NFL making their own laws of science in Deflategate.

    I dont believe for 1 second they uncovered all this irrefutable evidence that the police couldn't
     
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    The NFL collects or makes up what it wants to and won't collect or investigate when it doesn't want to know.
     
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    A private institution CAN'T force her to show up. Can't force anyone to show up that isn't an employee of a team or has signed a contract saying the NFL can force them to do things.
     
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    Right, there's a difference between "won't show up" and "not required to show up." The NFL has no subpoena power to make her provide testimony.
     
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    But the arbitrator could, in theory, say "if she does not appear, I will be forced to rule for the player."
     
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    Considering the stories of the lazy and half-assed research efforts in other NFL investigations, the league would have had to really step up their game in this situation.

    Something I found hard to believe was from a PFT article about why Elliott and his camp stayed quiet during this whole process. Their thinking was that they felt they would be treated fairly by the NFL, so they just wanted the process to run it's course.

    I could see Elliott thinking that because he's young and has only been in the league a year, but his agent and attorney should have known better. One of the big takeaways from Brady's case was that the league doesn't not have to run a fair disciplinary process. Why make the assumption that they would with Elliott?
     
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    I never got any sympathy from any fan, that was not a Pats fan, during the Bull5h!tGate crap. Screw em' all. Sad to say, but I am very spiteful. Eye for an eye. "The league and commissioner say it's so, so it must be true". Oh well. Live by the sword, die by the sword. Suck on that, Cowpie fans. You too Jerruh
     
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    Henderson is the one who reduced GHardy's suspension.
     
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    What a travesty.
    Witch Hunt.
    Everyone knows Ezekiel would NEVER commit such haneous acts.
    It really is a black eye on all involved.
    Prayers for justice for Zeke.
    LMAO!!!
     
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    The Giants kicker getting only 1 game. This is delicious as the Cowboys fans have to live with that too.
     
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    I haven't really followed this issue, so hard for me to say if the penalty is fair. I will say that I hate Roger Goodell and think it is totally unfair that he gets to handle appeals. While Dallas deserves the karma payback for backing the deflate gate witch hunt, I still would back them over Goddell if the penalty is unfair.
     
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    Elliot may well be an abuser but this doesn't prove it by any means, and given what's at stake there should have been a finding greater than the whims of the NFL league office. I have no love lost for Jerrah, the cowboys, or Elliot, but he still deserves a fair shake,
     
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    And leaks whatever it wants to to its favorite shills, er reporters for BSPN, whether truthful or not. Right, Mort???
     
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    Yep. The NFL is not interested in truth and justice .

    They are primarily interested in anything that serves their agenda.
     
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    Chin: Evidence of Loch Ness Monster is compelling if not overwhelming
     
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