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NFL new domestic violence policy

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Jane McManus ‏@janesports

The NFL announced sweeping new measures on domestic violence in a letter to owners today; Six games for 1st offense, lifetime ban for 2nd.
So why did Rice only get 2 games again?! Probably made this up just so they can give Aldon 12 games and not get backlash.
Feels like this give players wife's and/or gf's a lot more power.

Which doesn't necessarily mean a good thing
So why not issue this before the Ray Rice suspension and then give him 6 games? This is b******t timing on the league's part and doesn't make the suspension of Rice look any better.
Originally posted by ads_2006:
Feels like this give players wife's and/or gf's a lot more power.

Which doesn't necessarily mean a good thing

Not only that, but it does little to address the bass ackwards criteria by which NFL players are punished. Case in point: Michael Vick. Now, the NFL is more accepting of you beating a woman than they are of you fighting dogs.

I say cut the BS and just implement a policy where players are punished proportionally to the amount of public backlash generated by whatever ignant sh*t they got caught doing.

That way everyone can stop pretending like that isn't exactly what's going on.
Originally posted by JustinMT:
So why not issue this before the Ray Rice suspension and then give him 6 games? This is b******t timing on the league's part and doesn't make the suspension of Rice look any better.

your argument is invalrod. Would be like you having sex with your girlfriend after she turns 18 then the next day a law is passed saying minors dont become adults until they're 20 and you get thrown in jail for statutory.
Originally posted by vrabbit:
Originally posted by JustinMT:
So why not issue this before the Ray Rice suspension and then give him 6 games? This is b******t timing on the league's part and doesn't make the suspension of Rice look any better.

your argument is invalrod. Would be like you having sex with your girlfriend after she turns 18 then the next day a law is passed saying minors dont become adults until they're 20 and you get thrown in jail for statutory.

Totally agree they didn't have a policy in place until Ray Rice issue but now the players know the consequence imo it shouldn't be the NFL issue our judicial system as a government is a joke
Lifetime ban for two offenses, serious stuff. If the NFL is taking this seriously, (as they should), how does Rice walk away with two games.
Originally posted by RishikeshA:
Lifetime ban for two offenses, serious stuff. If the NFL is taking this seriously, (as they should), how does Rice walk away with two games.

rule didn't exist when Rice committed the crime, therefore it can't apply to him.
goodell is such a fricken tool! I call into question the character of goodell. Before any backlash he really believed the suspension he gave ray rice was fair. Whats he at home doing to his own wife? what a piece of no character s**t!
Originally posted by vrabbit:
rule didn't exist when Rice committed the crime, therefore it can't apply to him.

The rule didn't exist but I'm sure the parameters were discussed with long term consequences after the Rice incident happened. The beating applies, and the judgement was far too lenient.
Ray Rice is finished.

The 2nd is too high IMO. Maybe 1 season. Lifetime is too much. Some of these gold digger girls will make this stuff up to pressure a settlement. This gives a lot of power to people who don't necessarily have good intentions. For real domestic abuse yeah it's terrible and should not be accepted. This just opens the door to gold diggers IMO. Unintended consequences.
Godahell comish let the civil courts handle it. private life is non of your biznazz
Lifetime ban for 2 offenses is a little ridiculous im all for a harsher punishment but that is bs, i could see 1 offense 6 games, 2 offenses a year. A lifetime ban just seems somewhat irrational how do u go from two games to potentially being banned for life? Seems like a kneejerk reaction somewhat.
this is gonna lead to sooooooo many false accusations by bitter women. Dudes gonna be getting blackmailed left and right.