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RE: Saints Bounty Thread - JDaveG - 08-28-2012 02:23 PM
(08-27-2012 06:37 PM)AsylumGuido Wrote: They have been the first, and sometimes only, outlet to share news I would prefer to hear on the subject.
RE: Saints Bounty Thread - papachaz - 08-28-2012 03:02 PM
(08-27-2012 10:26 PM)Templar Wrote: God this forum was a great place to come read about Falcons news for a few weeks...Now some douchebag troll from the unwashed scrotum of North America shows back up and we're back on this again.
looks like Isaac may take care of some of that 'unwashed' stuff in a few days.
and we're already suffering through having to see 'painful memories of katrina' bs
RE: Saints Bounty Thread - pauliwood - 08-28-2012 03:08 PM
Its raining here in Atlanta, Iassc ruined my day, stupid hurricanes.
RE: Saints Bounty Thread - papachaz - 08-28-2012 03:55 PM
wonder if the 8 game suspension and his idiotic statements about the whole bounty program had anything to do with Hargrove getting cut? although the article says GB had come to the conclusion that he didn't have anything left to offer....
so basically, his punishment is not really a punishment at all, I doubt he'll be picked up. but hey, what a way for a saints player to end his career! on suspension! ain't that great! LMAO
RE: Saints Bounty Thread - AsylumGuido - 08-28-2012 05:53 PM
(08-28-2012 03:02 PM)papachaz Wrote: looks like Isaac may take care of some of that 'unwashed' stuff in a few days.
Keep your fingers crossed and maybe a few hundred Saints fans might get killed in the process. At least you may get the pleasure of thousands of Saints fans all across the Gulf suffering major property damage. Happy days are here again, huh?
RE: Saints Bounty Thread - AsylumGuido - 08-28-2012 05:55 PM
(08-28-2012 03:55 PM)papachaz Wrote: wonder if the 8 game suspension and his idiotic statements about the whole bounty program had anything to do with Hargrove getting cut? although the article says GB had come to the conclusion that he didn't have anything left to offer....
His potential suspension would begin on the first game he was eligible to play in the NFL.
RE: Saints Bounty Thread - AsylumGuido - 08-28-2012 05:57 PM
Scott Fujita optimistic about opener
BEREA, Ohio -- Scott Fujita isn't convinced he'll have to miss a single game this season.
Suspended three games by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his alleged role in the New Orleans' bounty scandal, Fujita expressed confidence that he'll play in Cleveland's season opener on Sept. 9 against Philadelphia.
"I'm optimistic about playing in Week 1," he said.
Fujita was one of four players punished by Goodell for contributing to the pay-for-hits program that rocked the league. The 33-year-old returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since hurting his left knee in the Aug. 10 exhibition opener against Detroit. Following the workout on a bright, nearly cloudless day, Fujita said he "has a lot" of optimism about his suspension being reduced or delayed.
Fujita declined to give many details for his positive outlook other than saying he was encouraged by U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan's recent statements regarding suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's request for a temporary restraining order to block the bounty sanctions. The judge has said that if she can clear up concerns about her jurisdiction, she would likely grant Vilma the TRO because she found the NFL's disciplinary process in the bounty matter unfair and the punishment excessive.
The four suspended players are hoping to get the order to put the suspensions on hold. They feel they should be allowed to argue in court that Goodell overstepped his jurisdiction in handing down punishment against the Saints without showing any evidence.
Vilma was suspended for the entire 2012 season, and Saints defensive end Will Smith is banned for the first four regular-season games. Former Saints defensive end Anthony Hargrove, now with Green Bay, was penalized eight games.
The players and their attorneys believe the suspensions could cause them irreparable harm, possible grounds for a judge to grant a restraining order putting the suspensions on hold until it's decided if the commissioner acted properly.
An appeal hearing is scheduled for Thursday in New York. That hearing is occurring under a process laid out by the collective bargaining agreement. Berrigan has indicated that she would feel more comfortable about her jurisdiction after the appeal process under the league's labor agreement had been exhausted.
Berrigan also has urged all sides to try to settle, though there have been no apparent signs of progress on that front.
Fujita's suspension isn't the only one hanging over the Browns (No. 30 in the AP Pro32) as they prepare to face the Eagles.
Cornerback Joe Haden could be facing a four-game suspension for reportedly failing a drug test. The Browns have declined to comment on reports Haden will be suspended for using Adderall.
While his situation gets sorted out, Fujita is just happy to be back on the field. One of the club's defensive captains, he's had his two seasons in Cleveland ended prematurely by injuries. In 2010, he tore a ligament in his left knee and missed the final seven games. Last year, he broke his hand and was placed on injured reserve with six games left.
Although he's not yet participating in team drills, Fujita has been running sprints on the side and been active in practices. When Cleveland's defense is on the field, Fujita stands a few yards behind the safeties and mimics calling out formations and making plays.
Fujita's thoughts have also been with his former teammates in New Orleans, where residents were bracing for Tropical Storm Isaac, traveling on a similar path of destruction that Hurricane Katrina took seven years ago this week.
"It's unbelievable," said Fujita, who spent four seasons with the Saints. "I talked to a lot of the guys down there yesterday. They're dealing with a lot right now."
RE: Saints Bounty Thread - AsylumGuido - 08-28-2012 06:00 PM
And you honestly believe that NBC Sports (PFT) is less trustworthy than Goodell's office with all of the erroneous information they have "leaked" already?
RE: Saints Bounty Thread - pauliwood - 08-28-2012 06:05 PM
(08-28-2012 05:53 PM)AsylumGuido Wrote: Keep your fingers crossed and maybe a few hundred Saints fans might get killed in the process. At least you may get the pleasure of thousands of Saints fans all across the Gulf suffering major property damage. Happy days are here again, huh?
RE: Saints Bounty Thread - phocis850 - 08-28-2012 06:24 PM
It's a cat 1 not the apocalypse.