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Talib, Britt to meet with Goodell Tuesday

Posted on: August 22, 2011 8:46 pm
 


Posted by Ryan Wilson

For all the wrong reasons, Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib and Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt had busy offseasons. And now both players will meet this week with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss possible disciplinary measures for violations to the league's personal-conduct policy.

In May, Talib was indicted by a grand jury for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. (He later blamed his mother.) The trial was moved to next spring, and Talib now says he's ready to move on with the season (although Goodell will probably have something to say about that).

Britt, meanwhile, was arrested a day after a court appearance, and blamed hackers for disparaging remarks about Goodell that showed up on his Facebook page.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Talib and Britt will be at the league offices in Manhattan on Tuesday to talk to Goodell, and a "lengthy" fine could be in both their futures. Schefter adds that Talib's attorneys "are convinced they have a sound defense that will appease the NFL and could help save their client."

Apparently, Talib's attorney's aren't familiar with Goodell and his knack for arbitrarily handing out punishments.  And that leads us to this: expect to hear complaints that Goodell shouldn't discipline players for infractions that happened during the lockout.

We agree, it's ludicrous. But so is granting one man the power to serve as judge, jury and executioner, which is exactly what happened with the new collective bargaining agreement.

Titans' union rep Jake Scott told ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky that the NFLPA would challenge any sanctions levied by Goodell.

"I'm still a big believer that the league should have any authority to discipline guys for things that ... happened while there was no CBA," he said. "There was a separation agreement issued from the teams to the players, which means we what it means: It means, 'We don't want anything to do with you.' "To me, nothing means nothing."

Britt, meanwhile, is optimistic that he'll avoid punishment.

"We'll have a sit-down, talk over what happened, see where our minds are at, see where I am at and see what happens from there," Britt told Kuharsky Monday. " ... I'm being hopeful that nothing happens to me. I plan on being real. I was brought up to be a man of his word, a man who takes up for his actions and things like that. That's how my father raised me up and that's how I will go in there tomorrow."

Given Goodell's history, we'd be just as surprised with lifetime suspensions for Britt and Talib as $50 fines. 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:39 am
 

Talib, Britt to meet with Goodell Tuesday



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Since: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: August 23, 2011 10:32 am
 

Talib, Britt to meet with Goodell Tuesday

Waterboys,

Forget the lockout rules.  How hard is it to not break the phuccing law??   99 percent of NFL players never need to get involved with Roger Goodell because why?  They don't have run ins with the police and they don't get arrested you moron!!!



Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 6:23 am
 

Talib, Britt to meet with Goodell Tuesday

Put them on the chain gang....I can see Britt now running down the field to display the orange 2nd down stick!



Since: Mar 31, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 1:17 am
 

Talib, Britt to meet with Goodell Tuesday

Roger Godell looks over the line of many players who have gotten themselves into minor legal trouble.



Godell: *yawn* Who shall it be this time? (pause) #13, # 24 and # 87. You're all suspended. The rest of you, free to go. Release their names to the press.
Tiffany: Yes Mr. God. Who are they?
Godell: I don't know. It doesn't matter as long as we punish someone. Samantha! Bring me the rule book. I wish to make the game safer.
Samantha: Yes Mr Godell.
Godell: Take this down. Let's see, no tackeling the quarterback after he releases the ball, even if the defensive player has already made contact. No tackeling the ball carrier if it looks like he's on his way down. And no tackeling the... no tackeling the... and no tackling. Oh, and keep the tuck rule in place. I want to keep the fans confused and distracted. Pass that into football law.

Now, let's raise the ticket prices, eliminate alcohol from the stadium, ban tailgating and continue to make this sport the best it can possibly be!

But enough of this, time for a break. Tiffaney, bring me the court Jester. Emmith Smith, what wonderful wisdom do you have for me today?

Emmitt: "He gets the ball over to their third read than most quarterback can."
Godell: Wonderful! Again!
Emmitt: "It takes a coach who know how to communicate."
Godell: Yes! Brilliant!
Emmitt: "The NFC West is probably one of the weakest...confrences... in the whole NFC. These guys over here, you have the Cardinals, you have the 49ers, you have the Seahawks, and you also have the Rams."
Godell: How delightfull informative.
Emmitt: "That offense does... do look good."
Godell: What wonderful trickery!
Emmitt: "The percentages for teams that go into score before the first half is pretty high that they wins the game."
Godell: Funny and informative!
Emmitt: "You have to have the personality to match up with the Patriots."
Samantha: Personality? Are the Patriots a Virgo? I'm a Libra and I wonder if we match up well together.
Godell: Baby cakes, he meant personnel. That's why it's funny.
Samantha. Of of course! I thought that mabye you had to like children and long walks on the beach to win fottball games.
Godell: Not yet, but soon.
Emmitt: "Wade Phillips have not had time to insert this."
Godell: *looks to Samantha* Neither have I, but we'll meet up later tonight.
Emmitt: "What else can you say about a defense that get together?"
Samantha: I don't know! What else can you always?
Emmitt: "The way you perform make them feel about you different."
Samantha: I know! I perform perfectly when the good and I together.
Emmitt: "The hill represent another rushing title this year for the season. For others watching this thing who've worked out on hills, this is a opportunity to build strength within."

Samantha: Oh... wow. He's like some kinda poems.
Godell: Poet.
Samantha: Yeah. That too.
Emmitt: "You cannot change the stripes of a leopard."
Samatha: And you cannot pin the tail on the donkey.
Emmitt: "Eli Manning has been given the rice of passage."
Samantha: *yelps* Did you hear that God? I mean, Mr. God? He just proposed to me!
Godell: It's the story of life: boy meets girl. Boy gets stupid. Girl is stupid. Boy and girl live stupidly ever after. I remain all powerful. Okay Samantha, clear my schedule, I'm going to take the rest of the day off. You and Emmitt go make some stupid babies that I can turn into football players.
Samantha: But what about our date today. And tonight.
Godell: You're going to get married. And Emmitt's going to get married. Again.
Samantha. Thank you, Mr. God. Oh, you can't take the rest of the day off, you have the examination with the owners today.
Godell: Damn, I forgot. So, how is this for you Emmitt? Is this like winning you're biggest game?
Emmitt: "Don't worry about the game you just won or the team that we just blew out... uhhh... blown... blown out... Let's think about what we need to do going forward, and they had... blown out."

Godell: Well said. I wish you all well. I'd come by for the wedding rehersals but tomorrow I have to relocate Jacksonville to L.A. and Pittsburgh to London. Oh, and uh, send Tiffany back in here. My mushroom head needs some polishing. And tell her to hurry up. It's getting close for my annual anal exam by the 32 owners... and minority partners. It's going to be a long, hard, slow and creamy day.

(All Emmitt Smith quotations taken from http://walterfootball.com/emmitt.ph

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Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: August 23, 2011 1:15 am
 

Talib, Britt to meet with Goodell Tuesday

Punishment for actions during the lockout is ludicrious. When the owners locked the players out it forfeited all rights, including punishment, while the lockout was in force. I would however put these guys on a suspended suspension 8 games for a period of 2 seasons and inform them of what will happen to them if they have negative altercations. 



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: August 23, 2011 12:59 am
 

Talib, Britt to meet with Goodell Tuesday

They both deserve to be punished.....fined and suspended, I bet they will both continue to get arrested and eventually do time. I agree in general with Goodell's decesions. I disagree with the Pryor five game suspension decision though.



Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 10:36 pm
 

Talib, Britt to meet with Goodell Tuesday

Both Aqub Talib from the Buccaneers and Kenny Britt from the Titans are good if not great athletes and NFL players.  They both also are however, CRIMINALS!  Whatever Godell decides to do with these two clowns is good with me, and I hope they both do get a lengthy suspension.  There doesn't seem to be much that these two guys are scared to do, including breaking the law.  As coach Singletary would say, “It is more about them than it is about the team. Cannot play with them, cannot win with them, cannot coach with them. Can’t do it. I want winners. I want people that want to win.”


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