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    PFT's "Turd Watch"

    NEW FEATURE COMING MONDAY
    2 Feb. 2007
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    Inspired both by a reader e-mail and the decision of the NFL to ignore the problem while at the same time smacking down a church's efforts to give its congregation a booze-free venue for watching the Super Bowl, we're launching a new feature on Monday, the day after the big game with the sacred name.

    We'll give everyone (even the Bengals) a clean slate, and we'll start tracking the arrests of every NFL player on every NFL team just like wins and losses.
    The champion of each division, conference, and the entire league will be crowned by us on Super Bowl XLII.
    The next day we'll re-set the thing to zero.

    We're focusing only on arrests, with one standings point per charge, separated by felonies and misdemeanors.



    So we urge every member of PFT Planet to keep us posted whenever they catch wind of an arrest.
    Send us the link to the story, and we'll take it from there.

    We do not endorse or condone the use of this tool for gambling purposes.
    It is for amusement only.
    (And, hopefully, it'll provide these guys with a little external motivation to stay out of trouble.)

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    Re: PFT to start log of all NFL arrests.



    Should be interesting to watch at the least...


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    Re: PFT to start log of all NFL arrests.

    We do not endorse or condone the use of this tool for gambling purposes.
    It is for amusement only.
    (And, hopefully, it'll provide these guys with a little external motivation to stay out of trouble.)
    It's already out there on the internet!

    http://www.badjocks.com/

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    Re: PFT to start log of all NFL arrests.

    POSTED 11:42 a.m. EST; UPDATED 12:12 p.m. EST, February 3, 2007
    OFFICIAL RULES FOR "TURD WATCH"
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    We're introducing on Monday our new tool for keeping track of the NFL's bad boys.


    We'll call the feature "Turd Watch."

    The top of the page will feature a set of standings, but instead of wins, losses, and ties, Turd Watch entails arrests for felonies, misdemeanors, and convictions (which also includes guilty pleas and pleas of no contest).

    Everyone in the organization is eligible.
    Players, coaches, owners, front-office employees, etc.
    If the person works for the team and is arrested, the points will be assigned.


    And the term "players" includes players on the roster, the practice squad, and any of the various "reserve" lists (with the exception of "reserve-retired").

    The scoring system is simple.
    Seven points for a felony arrest.
    Three points for a misdemeanor arrest.
    One point for a conviction.

    If there are are multiple charges, the points will stack, too.

    Though we realize that, in the legal system, the only thing that really matters is a conviction or a guilty plea, we think the league's bigger problem from an image standpoint is the unending string of arrests.
    Besides, most people realize that pro athletes can afford the legal talent necessary to ultimately give rise to "reasonable doubt," and too many of these guys get special treatment even when the lawyers can't get them off.

    As we see it, people who aren't turds don't just find themselves in the back of a police cruiser for no reason.
    Usually, men (and women) who end up in cuffs were doing something they shouldn't have been doing at a place where they shouldn't have been at a time when they should have been at home.


    The challenge, as we see it, isn't just to avoid crossing the line.
    It's to know where the line is -- and to stay the hell away from it.

    The "Turd Watch" page also will contain a chronological list of all arrests that occur from the end of the Super Bowl.
    The game ends at the conclusion of next year's Super Bowl.

    One last point.
    The points accrue when the arrest is made and/or the conviction is finalized.
    So if a guy allegedly did something in 2006 but is arrested for it in 2007, it counts in 2007.
    And if a guy is arrested in 2007 and convicted in 2008, the points for the arrest apply this year, and the point for the conviction applies next year.


    This could be fun.
    (Hopefully, it will be boring.)


    And the ultimate irony, of course, would be if an NFL player gets arrested for taking bets on "Turd Watch."


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    Re: PFT to start "Turd Watch"

    This means the Bengals will win it every time.

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    Re: PFT to start "Turd Watch"

    I like the format that Florio put together for the turd watch.
    Check it out: click here

    OFFICIAL RULES

    Everyone in the organization is eligible.
    Players, coaches, owners, front-office employees, etc.
    If the person works for the team and is arrested, the points will be assigned.
    The term "players" includes players on the roster, the practice squad, and any of the various "reserve" lists (with the exception of "reserve-retired").
    The scoring system is simple.
    Seven points for a felony arrest.
    Three points for a misdemeanor arrest.
    One point for a conviction.
    If there are are multiple charges, the points will stack, too.
    There will be updated standings by division.
    Will be interesting.
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    Re: PFT to start "Turd Watch"

    Bears take an early lead, click here for league standings.

    NFC North
    (Felony charges-Misdemeanor charges-Convictions)

    Chicago
    0-0-1
    Detroit
    0-0-0
    Green Bay
    0-0-0
    Minnesota
    0-0-0

    2/8/07:
    Bears DT Tank Johnson pleads guilty to probation violation.
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    Re: PFT to start "Turd Watch"

    ohhh man this could wind up getting really ugly and really entertaining at the same time. whats the grand prize I wonder for the team with the most offenses a month stay at club fed or something.

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    Re: PFT to start "Turd Watch"

    Well, since the competition started the Chargers are in the lead.
    The Bears still lead the NFCN by a slight margin.
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    Re: PFT to start "Turd Watch"

    Turd watch? Did you say Turd Watch? Wait...I didn't eat any corn.....

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