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insanesteelersfan
08-27-2011, 07:26 PM
Wow! If a guy who has had several run in's with the law, and was arrested for beating his sisters boyfriend with a gun doesn't warrent a suspension, then how the F did Ben deserve one when he was NEVER even arrested,,,let alone even questioned ? Another example of Goodell bowing down to the BLACK player, cause he don't wanna get crusified by the Rev, Jesse Jackson's of the world :roll:



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Oviedo
08-27-2011, 07:56 PM
Everyone with a brain KNOWS why Ben got slammed. This is just more proof of it.

RuthlessBurgher
08-28-2011, 02:32 AM
Nothing for Kenny Britt either.


Britt will not be disciplined by NFL

Updated Aug 27, 2011 10:07 PM ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has told Kenny Britt and the Tennessee Titans that he will not punish the receiver for his arrests during the lockout.

League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday night that the commissioner has decided not to impose discipline at this time.

''The commissioner restated his expectation that Britt will be responsible for his actions going forward and noted that future incidents will lead to appropriate discipline,'' Aiello wrote in an email.

Britt was the first player from Rutgers ever taken in the first round of the NFL draft in 2009, and he has had seven incidents involving police. Two arrests came during the lockout in his home state of New Jersey, with two arrest warrants in Tennessee for inaccurate information on his driver's license application.

Goodell summoned Britt to New York for a meeting Tuesday, and Britt said he felt it was a good session with a quick decision expected on whether he'd be punished. The receiver also said the commissioner warned Britt that he better not see him in his office again.

The Titans hosted the Chicago Bears on Saturday night with Britt scratched as he recovers from a sore right hamstring and quad muscle.

Britt's incidents involved outstanding traffic warrants, driving without a license, failing to pay bail promised for a friend ,and a bar fight in which no charges were brought against Britt after a grand jury investigation.

But in April, Britt was arrested in his hometown of Bayonne, N.J., and charged with eluding an officer and hindering apprehension when police accused him of driving his Porsche 71 mph in a 50-mph zone before leaving the officer. Britt later was found walking on a side street away from his car. Charges were reduced to a misdemeanor and a fine.

A day after those charges were reduced, two plainclothes officers at a Hoboken car wash smelled marijuana and accused Britt of holding a rolled cigar they thought was the source. Britt was wrestled to the floor and handcuffed, and police believed a man with Britt may have disposed of the cigar.

Britt's charges included resisting arrest, and he faces a Sept. 20 court date after pleading not guilty.

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DukieBoy
08-28-2011, 08:10 PM
Now, if either of them were James Harrison ...

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
08-28-2011, 08:23 PM
Now, if either of them were James Harrison ...

Or Ben.....

BURGH86STEEL
08-28-2011, 08:36 PM
Wow! If a guy who has had several run in's with the law, and was arrested for beating his sisters boyfriend with a gun doesn't warrent a suspension, then how the F did Ben deserve one when he was NEVER even arrested,,,let alone even questioned ? Another example of Goodell bowing down to the BLACK player, cause he don't wanna get crusified by the Rev, Jesse Jackson's of the world :roll:



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I feel that the organization was responsible for Ben's suspension.

fordfixer
08-28-2011, 09:34 PM
Talib walks; conduct policy further scrutinized


By Jason Cole, Yahoo! Sports Aug 28, 12:46 am EDT
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=j ... licy082711 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=jc-cole_aqib_talib_roger_goodell_policy082711)

The decision by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to not suspend Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib(notes) for now set off immediate alarms among those familiar with Goodell’s position on the player conduct policy.

“I’m truly stunned by this,” one source said. “You look at the things other players have been suspended for and what I was told they were thinking about and this makes no sense. I can’t wait to have this one explained to me.”

Another source referred to the situation as “cloak-and-dagger” behind the scenes negotiating between the NFL and the NFL Players Association as both the league and the union try to sort out whether the league has the legal standing to suspend players who got into trouble while the league was locking out the players.

This is a huge change of direction for the league and Goodell, who earlier this week suspended former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor(notes) five games before allowing him into the supplemental draw (where he was taken by Oakland). Pryor violated no laws. Rather, he violated only NCAA policies which ultimately paved the way for him to leave school.

In addition, NFL attorney Jeff Pash repeatedly indicated in July that Goodell had the authority to suspend players who got in trouble during the lockout. Sources told Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver this week that the league and the union had agreed to allow Goodell to suspend eight players who had gotten into trouble during the lockout. Earlier this week, sources also told Yahoo! that Talib was going to be suspended for at least four games.

George Atallah, the NFLPA’s assistant executive director of external affairs, couldn’t be reached for comment.

“Aqib Talib and the Buccaneers were informed Friday that Commissioner Goodell has decided to defer the consideration of discipline until Talib’s case is resolved,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote in an email Saturday night. This is believed to be the first time Goodell has deferred a decision since the policy was adopted in 2007.

The decision is curious because Talib has gotten into trouble before and had to meet with Goodell. Talib has twice been involved in fights with players and assaulted a cab driver in St. Petersburg, Fla., in 2009. In addition, his latest off-field incident involves accusations of Talib and his mother firing a gun at the then-boyfriend of his sister and Talib pistol-whipping the same man. Talib has been indicted on the matter and faces trial in 2012.

In the past, Goodell has suspended players for less, such as with Pryor. There was also the decision to suspend Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger(notes) for six games (the suspension was later reduced to four games) without ever being charged in either of two incidents. Roethlisberger is being sued in civil court for sexual assault in Nevada in 2009 and was investigated after a similar accusation in Georgia in 2010.

Goodell has also suspended players prior to the conclusion of the legal process, such as with former Tennessee cornerback Pacman Jones in 2007. Aiello said that deferring suspension was not unusual, although Goodell has said he has the power to suspend players pending legal outcome.

“In just about all instances, a decision on league discipline comes after a case is resolved,” Aiello wrote.

Goodell also met with Tennessee wide receiver Kenny Britt(notes) this week. He also avoided any punishment. In addition, several other players, including Jones, Cedric Benson(notes) and Perrish Cox(notes) were expected to face some type of discipline from Goodell.

All of that may change in the aftermath of the Talib decision. Moreover, the league and union could be facing serious legal challenges if players are suspended for conduct during the lockout.

“If there was any deal between the league and the union before the union recertified, I’m going to demand the paperwork on that,” one source said.

Of course, Goodell could revisit the situation after Talib goes to trial, depending on the result. Either way, observers of the policy are expected to follow this case closely and use it as precedent for future cases. Some wonder if this is the beginning of a weakening of Goodell’s power.

“Players have been calling for due process more than ever,” a source said. “I don’t know if you want to use Talib as the poster child for the cause, but there has to be some change somewhere along the line.”

fordfixer
08-28-2011, 09:37 PM
No discipline for Britt from NFL

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has told Kenny Britt(notes) and the Tennessee Titans that he will not punish the receiver for his arrests during the lockout.

League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday night that the commissioner has decided not to impose discipline at this time.

“The commissioner restated his expectation that Britt will be responsible for his actions going forward and noted that future incidents will lead to appropriate discipline,” Aiello wrote in an email.

Britt was the first player from Rutgers ever taken in the first round of the NFL draft in 2009, and he has had seven incidents involving police. Two arrests came during the lockout in his home state of New Jersey, with two arrest warrants in Tennessee for inaccurate information on his driver’s license application.

Goodell summoned Britt to New York for a meeting Tuesday, and Britt said a day later he felt it was a good session with a quick decision expected on whether he’d be punished. The receiver also said the commissioner warned Britt that he better not see him in his office again. The Titans hosted the Chicago Bears on Saturday night with Britt scratched as he recovers from a sore right hamstring and quad muscle, and Britt said after Tennessee’s 14-13 win that he was happy the situation was resolved.

“I hope I don’t get nobody’s nothing, no call or anything again in life unless it’s `Good job on the field,”’ Britt said about the commissioner’s warning.

“There’s always a doubt in your mind that things might happen to you. But hey, I left it to the man upstairs and prayed about it, and it came out good on my behalf.”

Coach Mike Munchak said now the Titans can look forward to getting Britt back on the field hopefully Thursday night in the preseason finale at New Orleans.

“It’s nice to have that behind us and have it behind Kenny,” Munchak said. “We all know there can’t be anymore mishaps.”

Matt Hasselbeck(notes) said Britt is a great player he can’t wait to start working with on the field.

“One of my hopes is that he can get out there and start taking reps with the offense instead of taking reps with the scout team,” Hasselbeck said. “We didn’t have an offseason. We didn’t have OTAs. Now we haven’t really had a training camp together, so it would be great to get on the same page.”

Britt’s incidents involved outstanding traffic warrants, driving without a license, failing to pay bail promised for a friend, and a bar fight in which no charges were brought against Britt after a grand jury investigation.

But in April, Britt was arrested in his hometown of Bayonne, N.J., and charged with eluding an officer and hindering apprehension when police accused him of driving his Porsche 71 mph in a 50-mph zone before leaving the officer. Britt later was found walking on a side street away from his car. Charges were reduced to a misdemeanor and a fine.

A day after those charges were reduced, two plainclothes officers at a Hoboken car wash smelled marijuana and accused Britt of holding a rolled cigar they thought was the source. Britt was wrestled to the floor and handcuffed, and police believed a man with Britt may have disposed of the cigar.

Britt’s charges included resisting arrest, and he faces a Sept. 20 court date after pleading not guilty.

Asked about spending more time in Tennessee instead of New Jersey, Britt said his house is here now with his wife and daughter.

“So I’ll be here for the rest of my life I guess. They are liking it,” Britt said.