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JAR
04-16-2010, 10:44 AM
Witch hunt is an understatement. WTF if this is true.

Just as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be held accountable for his actions, so will the Pittsburgh Steelers.

If (and when) Roethlisberger is punished, the franchise is facing a fine upwards of six figures -- possibly in the neighborhood of $200,000 -- for the behavior of Roethlisberger and former Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes, according to a league source.

Two seasons ago, when the NFL implemented its personal conduct policy, it also mandated that teams would be responsible for their players' off-the-field transgressions. If any player ran afoul of the policy's personal conduct guidelines, a team also would be accountable.

How much the Steelers will be penalized won't be determined until after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell decides on any punishment for Roethlisberger, likely not until after next week's draft. Sources in and around the league believe Roethlisberger will receive a suspension of between two and four games.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5098560

steelblood
04-16-2010, 10:50 AM
That is just silly.

Chadman
04-16-2010, 10:53 AM
As a manager of a commercial flooring company- when one of our contractors messes up a job & it needs fixing- the charge is handed over to them. It comes out of their bill.

Pass the bill on to that $100 million QB...

Oviedo
04-16-2010, 10:59 AM
As a manager of a commercial flooring company- when one of our contractors messes up a job & it needs fixing- the charge is handed over to them. It comes out of their bill.

Pass the bill on to that $100 million QB...


Sounds like a plan to me :Agree

JTP53609
04-16-2010, 12:07 PM
so the patriots get what a 250,000 fine for cheating to win 3 super bowls and we get a 200,000 dollar fine for having 2 idiots, one of which we get rid of even though he is not even in his prime yet...does not make sense to me

Lebsteel
04-16-2010, 12:16 PM
As a manager of a commercial flooring company- when one of our contractors messes up a job & it needs fixing- the charge is handed over to them. It comes out of their bill.

Pass the bill on to that $100 million QB...
Totally agree. I would pass that on to Ben and double it for being such a jack*** Truly, the face of our franchise is a jack*** Personally for me that SUCKS. I want the Steelers to win with honor and win the right way!! Now when we win, it will not feel right. :HeadBanger :HeadBanger

costanza2k1
04-16-2010, 01:49 PM
Thanks Ben!

BURGH86STEEL
04-16-2010, 01:54 PM
This is part of the new NFL under Goodell. Punishment for the franchises that draft, hire, or keep players that bring negative attention to the league.

The fine will likely go up if the Steelers find themselves in a situation similar to this again.

Djfan
04-16-2010, 02:50 PM
If so, it's just another feather in the "Jackarse" hat of Goodell.

He flat out sucks.

papillon
04-16-2010, 03:06 PM
If so, it's just another feather in the "Jackarse" hat of Goodell.

He flat out sucks.

I don't like Goodell and I believe he has a bad plan for the NFL, but how is this his fault? Should the NFL and the Steelers allow this incident to pass without any consequences?

Pappy

AngryAsian
04-16-2010, 03:57 PM
Though I'm no fan of Goodell, I think this policy is a good one. Holding the franchise accountable will help fortify the type of behavior you'd like to see out of the players. Let's face it, its not like professional athletes are being groomed from choir boys. And if fining the players then subsequently fining the organization will help towards keeping the antics down to a dull roar, then why not? 200,000 K is pennies in comparison to what dollars are generated by an organization in a single season. When the Patriots were caught cheating, a lot of individuals felt the fine wasn't hefty enough. We can't have it both ways. This kind of backlash was what I was afraid of when all this started going down. The embarrassment isn't bad enough, let's throw some salt on the wound.

Djfan
04-16-2010, 07:49 PM
If so, it's just another feather in the "Jackarse" hat of Goodell.

He flat out sucks.

I don't like Goodell and I believe he has a bad plan for the NFL, but how is this his fault? Should the NFL and the Steelers allow this incident to pass without any consequences?

Pappy


IF Bad-ell gives a fine to the Steelers organization, it needs to be NOWHERE NEAR what the cheaters paid. It's nothing close to the insanely outlandish activity that the LEADERSHIP of the cheaters did.

If Dumb-ell wants to make a statement, fine Ben.

papillon
04-16-2010, 10:17 PM
If so, it's just another feather in the "Jackarse" hat of Goodell.

He flat out sucks.

I don't like Goodell and I believe he has a bad plan for the NFL, but how is this his fault? Should the NFL and the Steelers allow this incident to pass without any consequences?

Pappy


IF Bad-ell gives a fine to the Steelers organization, it needs to be NOWHERE NEAR what the cheaters paid. It's nothing close to the insanely outlandish activity that the LEADERSHIP of the cheaters did.

If Dumb-ell wants to make a statement, fine Ben.

The Steelers will pass it along to Ben as Chadman stated earlier in the thread, at least, they should pass it along to Ben with a little extra from the Steelers as well.

Pappy