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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post

    I have no idea, but I imagine if the NFL wanted to grow their viewership with women, they would have mor success by dumping the pink charade and started banning people convicted of domestic violence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I have no idea, but I imagine if the NFL wanted to grow their viewership with women, they would have mor success by dumping the pink charade and started banning people convicted of domestic violence.
    Their pink charade has been getting less and less positive for them in PR terms. Journalists are reporting more and more on what the NFL actually contributes to breast cancer, and it's not flattering to the league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I have no idea, but I imagine if the NFL wanted to grow their viewership with women, they would have mor success by dumping the pink charade and started banning people convicted of domestic violence.
    Point of order: he hasn't been convicted. I agree with you on convictions, but this case hasn't been heard yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Point of order: he hasn't been convicted. I agree with you on convictions, but this case hasn't been heard yet.
    So what they can suspend him until his trial. Companies do it all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    So what they can suspend him until his trial. Companies do it all the time.
    They can. I am pointing out this is still a country where "innocent until proven guilty." Many times, we have lost that thought. I am also guilty of that. That is all.
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    Why do people not understand the difference between court and, you know, everything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    They can. I am pointing out this is still a country where "innocent until proven guilty." Many times, we have lost that thought. I am also guilty of that. That is all.
    That only matters in a court of law. We don't have to live by that standard and people who use that as a way to backdoor defend jerkoffs need to stop. I can make whatever judgement I like based on whatever evidence I see fit.

    And what crime did Colin commit to he blacklisted?

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    He’s gay.

    No wait, he doesn’t fellate Uncle Sam and he’s black. And he scares white hicks. So yeah. I guess he might has well be gay.

    I say we stone him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    That only matters in a court of law. We don't have to live by that standard and people who use that as a way to backdoor defend jerkoffs need to stop. I can make whatever judgement I like based on whatever evidence I see fit.

    And what crime did Colin commit to he blacklisted?
    I am seeing more and more "S/he's been charged with" and everyone saying "Fire her/him!" Release her/him!" before things are proven. It's a little bothersome. The Colin case is a completely separate issue, dunno what that was even brought up.
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    When’s the last time we saw one turn out to be a total fabrication? Duke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    When’s the last time we saw one turn out to be a total fabrication? Duke?
    I was sent to the principal's office for sexual harassment in middle school because a girl said that I told her "I have a tromboner."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    When’s the last time we saw one turn out to be a total fabrication? Duke?
    The Rolling Stone article about the frat rape(s) were after Duke, IIRC.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/b...tone-frat.html
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    Right he already mentioned that...his point is we all talk about that one but where are all the others? We should all assume every woman is lying because one stripper did? Whereas how many times have NFL players actually beat the crap out of their wives and girlfriends where the league hasnt done anything. (or there was a suspension but the players played as soon as they were eligible)

    Yes I know it happens and when it does the liar should go down hard but I am not going to give an athlete the benefit of the doubt unless they give me a reason to. I am not a jury I dont have to. I am not an NFL team so I dont have to either. And since the NFL has one of the worst reps right now for about 1000 reasons maybe they should start taking a harder line stance on this crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    Right he already mentioned that...his point is we all talk about that one but where are all the others? We should all assume every woman is lying because one stripper did? Whereas how many times have NFL players actually beat the crap out of their wives and girlfriends where the league hasnt done anything. (or there was a suspension but the players played as soon as they were eligible)

    Yes I know it happens and when it does the liar should go down hard but I am not going to give an athlete the benefit of the doubt unless they give me a reason to. I am not a jury I dont have to. I am not an NFL team so I dont have to either. And since the NFL has one of the worst reps right now for about 1000 reasons maybe they should start taking a harder line stance on this crap.
    And I am just saying that because one is accused/charged, don't assume guilt until it is proven. If it's proven? By all means, cut all ties immediately. These days, it's becoming more and more common to punish the individual before that individual is proven to be guilty. That's bothersome to me.

    I agree the NFL should be taking a harder stance...for the guilty. The ones in limbo (the charged/accused)? Let it play out, until a verdict is reached. Then act from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    He’s gay.

    No wait, he doesn’t fellate Uncle Sam and he’s black. And he scares white hicks. So yeah. I guess he might has well be gay.

    I say we stone him.
    I think the teams are all going to keep being babies and he won’t end up anywhere. But if a team did give him a tryout and its a red state, I’d bet the state gov would rush to pass a law regarding not standing for the anthem. Then they could put the black man in jail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    And I am just saying that because one is accused/charged, don't assume guilt until it is proven. If it's proven? By all means, cut all ties immediately. These days, it's becoming more and more common to punish the individual before that individual is proven to be guilty. That's bothersome to me.

    I agree the NFL should be taking a harder stance...for the guilty. The ones in limbo (the charged/accused)? Let it play out, until a verdict is reached. Then act from there.
    Sorry but no. The NFL doesnt have to wait until he is proven guilty teams can suspend players being charged. Teams in every league do it all the time. Businesses do it all the time. As long as they dont cut him/fire him they are well within their rights. Your standard is too ****ed high and is why colleges are being torn apart right now by scandals. You have any idea how hard it is to get a conviction in these cases? Ask a lawyer sometime or better yet, ask a victim. Add in a little bit of celebrity and it gets that much tougher. By your standard Ray Rice never misses a down of football.

    You can have your standard and that is cool. Your standard is not what the rest of the country needs to live by and owners of sports teams who pay these guys millions of dollars should be able to hold out players they deem as not following a their code of conduct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    And I am just saying that because one is accused/charged, don't assume guilt until it is proven. If it's proven? By all means, cut all ties immediately. These days, it's becoming more and more common to punish the individual before that individual is proven to be guilty. That's bothersome to me.

    I agree the NFL should be taking a harder stance...for the guilty. The ones in limbo (the charged/accused)? Let it play out, until a verdict is reached. Then act from there.
    Serious question, if there is video do they need to wait?

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    Serious question, if there is video do they need to wait?
    Hopefully if there's a video there's a charge.

    I'm not wild about taking action against somebody solely on an accusation. Yes, a private entity has that right, but that's not the same as a should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Point of order: he hasn't been convicted. I agree with you on convictions, but this case hasn't been heard yet.
    Doesn't matter. In the court of public opinion, you're guilty without trial. And if you somehow prove your innocence, you got away with it.
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