Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by DontKnowMe, Mar 17, 2014.
Why is that?
Can Goodell punish one of his bosses?
You can't be serious.
Sure I can, explain to me why ownership should be held to "higher standards" than the rest of the league.
Irsay is a 54 year old man who should know what's legal and what isn't. He's not a 18 year old kid.
That being said, he'll probably get off with a slap on the wrist. Because we all know there's a double standard when it comes to justice in this country.
If Goodell doesn't come down hard on Irsay, it sends a bad message to the players.
Once again: Goodell cannot discipline one of his bosses. You know the commisioner works for the owners, right?
It's like you suspending your own boss for being late to work. It's that ridiculous.
I fully agree with you. However how do you punish an owner? Do you take away draft picks? Is that fair on the employees, fans and players of the Colts? How can he suspend him? I fully agree with you but what does Goodell do here?
And then you have TJ s point how do you punish your own boss? It s tricky
for off the field issues ? not sure but while i dont think owners should be held to a higher standard than players it should be equal.
which of course means nothing will happen.
Eddie Debartolo says hello.
PRECEDENT I guess
Right, I had forgotten about it, but IIRC the punishment was given by the rest of the owners, through the Commisioner, right?
So maybe Irsay can be disciplined after all, but it will not be Goodell's decision.
He also had $29,000 in cash on him in bags and a suitcase, I understand.
His wallet is a little bigger than ours.
If the owners don't band together & kick his @ss, it sends a bad message to the players...
Yes, exactly, nothing Goodell (or any NFL commissioner) says or does happens without the tacit approval of the owners and/or competition committee. He is their collective public face and mouthpiece...he's not a dictator, he's merely the owners proxy. He doesn't singlehandedly make the rules or decide the punishments for breaking them. He has some autonomy in the day to day ins and outs, sure, but when it comes to something this big, he definitely isn't doing crap without the backing of the people who pay his salary. I don't understand why so many people hate him so vehemently.
Eddies punishment was surely meted out and approved by the owners, but when you look back at the articles written about it at the time, it's always "Tagliabue fined and suspended Debartolo". Just like now it's always "Goodell did this or that", not "the owners collectively did this or that", even though thats the accurate way to look at it.
His arrest may be just the beginning. The Indianapolis Star newspaper is reporting today that two weeks before Irsay was arrested, a woman died of a drug overdose in a townhouse. Guess who owns the townhouse. None other than Jim Irsay.
Here's the link.
he had 30k with him so you know he was also going out to stock up on whatever he was taking.just another dumbass like hoffman was,except this one is a billionaire.
The owners don't give a damn about anything but the bottom line. If they just slap his hand,they are stupid. especially after what they did to eddie debartlo because of that gambling scandal.
So the freak what?
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