organization appears guilty, as the case has been presented. But, how does this work? Does the NFL just get to say XYZ, and the Saints get to say but, in regards to XYX and in defense of XYZ....and the NFL says but..nothing...nada. You are guilty. The NFL, specifically me (Roger Goodell) and my cronies, we are the judge and jury; the end all and be all, and whatever we say- whatever our investigation reveals, regardless of who gathered the information; regardless of who we interviewed; regardles of our agenda, our credibility, our methods, regardles of anyone's ulterior motives, regardless of the credibility of anyone involved, this is the way it goes down. We call the shots. If you want to play, coach, or own in the NFL after this moment...then go along or go away.
Regardless of what the individual's/organization's contentions are- it doesn't matter? Like when a referee makes a call? Or, is it like our judicial system, like what our country's judicial system was founded on - that you are innoncent until proven guilty? That there should be some due process. Context, witnesses, testimony, evidence. This is serious stuff. Shouldn't they have to prove something at least to a reasonable doubt standard? Am I the only one thinking this?
Suppose someone disgruntled or someones (plural)disgruntled blew this way out of proportion? Suppose it was just about bounties for the first interception or fumble recovery or best hit? The best hit, the best forced fumble. Doesn't Sports Center do something like that? That may be wrong, but is that so bad?
I am not saying the Saints are totally innocent or blameless. But, what is the process? Where is the process?
Forget about the New Orleans fans, the ones that this will affect the most. This is what dictator Goodel has decreed and there will be no arguing. There is nothing further. This is the decree! Doesn't seem right.
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