Originally Posted by PMarsico9
You want to keep things in perspective?
There's a class action lawsuit against the NFL because apparently people didn't expect that running full speed into each other repeatedly could lead to injury.
The NFL is now trying to cover its ass.
Tagliabue would've just settled and paid these guys.
Part of the result of the appeal to Tagliabue, where he reinstated those players, was to kind of nudge Goodell. The message was clear.
American Football isn't safe. Go figure.
The context is that this commissioner is a hypocritical scumbag who has favorites, one of them being Bob Kraft.
A professional sport with BILLIONS trading hands based upon the results decides a draft pick is enough punishment to doll out to a guy who's infractions were not only in bad taste, but gave him a direct edge when calling his offense.
Belichick should've gotten even more than Payton did because he did it for YEARS and, not only that, but won titles.
I will venture to say that the Baseball Writers of America, who just let nobody into their hall of fame (and rightfully so) for simply an iota of suspicion of cheating, would, if the commissioner of the NFL, would have banned Belichick from the league.
And RIGHTFULLY SO.
Nonsense. Tagliabue would have docked the Patriots a 5th round pick for Spygate, if that. The idea that docking them a 1st round pick and handing down unprecedented fines reflects favoritism is truly laughable.
And glad to hear that Ken Rosenthal or Jayson Stark would have banned Belichick from the NFL. If David Stern were commissioner of the NFL, he would have docked the Broncos and 49ers at least five first round picks apiece for their salary cap violations that led to their SB titles.