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    NFL teams will be held accountable for draft-day gambles

    [size=13pt]NFL teams will be held accountable for draft-day gambles[/size]

    05:38 PM CDT on Monday, April 28, 2008

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    NEW YORK – Wide receiver Mario Manningham admitted to NFL teams during the 2008 draft process that he failed drug tests at the University of Michigan...

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    Re: NFL teams will be held accountable for draft-day gambles

    That's how you get the attention of teams – hit them where they feel it most. In the pocketbook.
    Ouch, thanks for the read my friend.

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    Re: NFL teams will be held accountable for draft-day gambles

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    Re: NFL teams will be held accountable for draft-day gambles

    i love the idea of making the teams pay the NFL a portion of the players contract if the fuck up, makes them think twice about trading/signing/drafting a criminal

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    Re: NFL teams will be held accountable for draft-day gambles

    "At a certain point, we can have all these policies and resources available," Goodell said. "But if you start picking the wrong people, there's nothing I can do about that. I'm not ever going to make the choices of who you can have – but you're going to have to make better choices of the people you do [bring in]. That's the only way I can get to that [point].

    "And I haven't ruled out competitive consequences, by the way – draft choices and such."

    I can see the fines in some cases, but to strip a club for their players actions of draft choices is too much.

    What happens if it's the players first offense?

    Does not Goodell believe in second chances? These are college kids for cripes sakes. DUI's & smoking weed will happen in college & I can't see a good players entire football career being destroyed by one simple mistake. Teams will shun away from players who have made even the slightest of errors.

    If were talking assault or some other violent act, I might see my way clear to it, but not in all cases.

    Hell, if Goodell want's to prevent teams from signing trouble makers, I think there is a better way to accomplish that. One way would be to make the player suspensions greater. The loss of a player for several games will have a key impact on the team & it would prompt them to be more careful in who they choose.

    I like Goodell, but in some ways he makes me shake my head. The destroying of evidence was one. The extremity he might take on this is another. The 3rd is wanting to take America's sport & forcing every team to play in Europe on a regular basis for the sake of the almighty dolllar.

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    Re: NFL teams will be held accountable for draft-day gambles

    Whose the idiot that dreamed this up? Remember when athletes were athletes and not role models.

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    Re: NFL teams will be held accountable for draft-day gambles

    "kevoncox" wrote:
    Whose the idiot that dreamed this up? Remember when athletes were athletes and not role models.
    Goodell

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    Re: NFL teams will be held accountable for draft-day gambles

    I said this during spygate, and I'll say it now.


    Monetary penalties are fine, revoking draft picks, especially first rounders, is way too much.


    Taking a first round pick from a team is removing a starting player from their future squad.

    Also, it screws over a guy coming out of college. I do think that rookie contracts are way too high, but it's still unfair to boot a player out of the first round of the draft.

    When all the picks start signing, look at the difference in contract between Kenny Phillips(31st pick) and Phillip Merling (32nd, 1st pick of the second round).

    Then look at the difference between Merling's deal and the deal that Anthony Gonzalez got from the Colt's at 32 last year.


    By revoking draft picks, you hurt more than just the front office of the team that year. You damage their roster down the road, and stab "innocent" rookies right in the wallet.

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    Re: NFL teams will be held accountable for draft-day gambles

    "singersp" wrote:
    "kevoncox" wrote:
    Whose the idiot that dreamed this up? Remember when athletes were athletes and not role models.
    Goodell
    I really hate that guy!

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    Re: NFL teams will be held accountable for draft-day gambles

    Why would you penalize teams draft picks for player's actions?
    If you really want to stop teams from taking chances on repeat offenders ban the players from the league.


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