New NFL Personal Conduct Policy (just for RiverDaddy)

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  1. The Mrs

    The Mrs Crush on Casey Starbucks!

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    Here are snippets of the newest NFL Personal Conduct Policy

    All persons associated with the NFL are required to avoid "conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the NFL." The requirement applies to players, coaches, other team employees, owners, game officials and all other privileged to work in the NFL.

    Discipline may be imposed in any of the following circumstances:

    - criminal offenses including, but not limited to, those involving the use or threat of violence; domestic violence and other forms of partner abuse; theft and other property crimes; sex offenses; obstruction or resisting arrest; disorderly conduct; fraud; racketeering and money laundering.

    - criminal offenses relating to steroids and prohibited substances, or substances of abuse.

    - violent or threatening behavior among employees, whether in or outside the workplace.

    - possession of a gun or other weapon in any workplace setting, but not limited to stadiums, team facilities, training camp, locker rooms, team planes, buses, parking lots, etc. or unlawful possession of a weapon outside of the workplace.

    - conduct that imposes inherant danger to the safety and well being of another person.

    - conduct that undermines or puts at risk the integrity and reputation of the NFL, NFL clubs or NFL players.

    (there's more, I'll post later)
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  2. Sledge

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    Bengals are screwed, Vikings players who were on that boat should all be suspended for a year, Randy Moss ditto, Ray Lewis too, and the list goes on and on... This came together post-Pac incidents, so if he should be suspended, every other thug in the NFL that's had incidents like that (including Samari and Cortland Finnegan) should receive a form of suspension as well...

    The fact that Mike Tice, Dennis Green and Ray Buchanan should be banned for life from participating in league activities goes without saying
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  3. DCtitan49

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    yes but none of that will happen because goodell is just scaring other players by using pacman as his example.
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  4. Sledge

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    :yes:
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  5. Riverman

    Riverman That may be....

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    Sledge- you get it. This policy is an attempt by Goodell to elevate the power of the commisioner and/or league officials to supercede the court of law. In essence, it allows league officials to protect the economic welfare (reputation) of the game by relegating due process in a court of law.

    In regards to reputation, the NFLPA (Upshaw) must be in a coma and the players unfortunately are too dim to realize that it is THEIR best interest to be involved in the decision process of what negatively effects league reputation. What am I talking about? I'm talking about establishing a player's committee (probably ex-NFL players as well as current) to help evaluate cases and punishment. The current proposed players council has 33% of it's members who actively play for the Jags and the Colts. (Ummm- yeah ban the Pacman for life please commish- he's really bad). Allow the entire league to decide, not just the commissioner. For all the hype about "getting everyone" on board, it was really just a bunch of hype IMO.
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  6. oochymp

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    Wow, I didn't realize that, they should make that much more inclusive, probably wouldn't hurt to make it all retired players, they wouldn't have any other interests, the only other way to make it fair would be to have a rep from every team, but a 32 member committee would get little done.
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  7. Riverman

    Riverman That may be....

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    It's really 6 player council with Saturday (colts) and Darius (jags) and 4 others. There descriptive role is to represent players and advise on issues tht may arise.

    I raise the issue because as you noticed- there is definitely potential for conflict of interest.
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  8. The Mrs

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    RiverDaddy, there is constant talk of getting rid of Upshaw. Players realize that they basically don't have a representative in Upshaw. NFL players look at the other sports and their unions and realize just how much they are getting bent over.
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  9. KamikaZ

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    NFL's union is getting as bad as the NHL's. Now that's bad...
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  10. Riverman

    Riverman That may be....

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    I hope so. They could do much better.
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