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There is no due process in NFL System.

Like the Machiavellian Kings of old Commissioner Roger Goodall is prosecutor, judge, jury and appellant court. If the NFL were ever challenged legally they would loose so badly. They have no exemption from the due process clause of the Constitution and the system the NFL has in place is in direct violation of due process. No private company can do what the NFL is doing. If a worker was fired by a boss and that boss was his appellant person, the company would be fighting a losing suit for illegal termination. It is the most fundamental rule of this nation that you have due process. That process is that you have a right to confront your accuser. You have the right to be judge by a jury of your peers. You have the right for the judge to be separate and isolated from the prosecution. And finally that the appellant process be separate and isolated from the judgement process. In other words, by Goodall's office investigating, prosecuting and judging the case, he is acting in a judge advocate manner, which is the French system of justice, not the American. In just this, he is in violation of so many of civil and cooperate laws. Additionally, he has no separate appellant process. You appeal to the man who convicted you. He just lucky that the Saints don't sue for regress. The NFL would lose as badly as it did when Al Davis sued to move to LA. Tom Benson is a class act and a team player, who will do nothing to upset the NFL apple cart.


This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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