Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Sofa, I think my heart agrees with you, but my head says, wait it out. Do I think aldon will get cut? No way. Do I want to see what the Goodell reaction is? Yes. If he is out for 4 games, no big deal. If half a yr, ok, I'd think about it and pick up the option. If Goodell makes him stay out a yr, I would say no. But all the things Aldon has done don't come close to what others have done and got 4 game suspension. Has he pulled some dumb moves? Yup. Does he know how to get after the QB or RB? Yup. Is he one of the top passrushers in last 3 yrs? Yup. So if Goodell hands down even a half yr suspension, I think aldon would have good grounds to contest that, in that what he has done was not be very smart, not malicious. The TSA thing, I think I could have qualified for, altho we still don't know what happened. To date NOBODY knows except Aldon and the TSA guys there. The arrest as an afterthought sure sounds like a b.s. arrest. So even if my head says no, I would sign him...with caveats...and get on with football.
I would be curious if someone had any info on a guy who had DUI and self committed himself to rehab, missing 6 games. IS there any precedent on that on what Goodell or anybody before him did... ie, as far as additional suspension or not?
True there is the TSA incident, but man the more I hear the phonier it gets. If he said bomb, I sure would like to know the context in which it came out. I bet a ton of money he didn't say he HAD a bomb...or threatened to blow up a bomb. This may come down to semantics and he said/she said, but this is starting to sound like c.s.
Aldon: "Are you finally done checking me? I wanted to get something to eat before my flight."
TSA: "Yep. All done. I mean Aldon. I mean, I am finished checking. Sorry, it's just procedure." *smiles*
Aldon: *smiles back* "Are you sure you're finished? Because, "I have a bomb". *smiles*
TSA: *smiles* "Ha, OK, well, you're good to go, have a nice day, and "Go 9ers".
Aldon: *smiling* "Alright, thank you, I'm going to get a bite to eat."
TSA supervisor: "What were you chatting about with Aldon Smith?"
TSA: "Oh, he was a little upset because he wanted to get a bite to eat before his flight."
Supervisor: "Yes, but what did you say to each other? I saw you both joking around. You know, you have a very serious job, and it's not a laughing matter."
TSA: "Oh, well, I told him I was finished checking him, and then he kind of joked and said, "I have a bomb" and we kind of laughed and..."
Supervisor: "What was that? He said he had a bomb!" *Gets on his radio. tttshhh* "Copy, hello? Ya we have a code Orange. Repeat code Orange."
Supervisor: "Why did you let him go? Are you crazy?!"
TSA: "Well it was just a joke and..."
Supervisor: "Where is he now?"
TSA: "I think he went to the McDonald's."
Supervisor: *On his radio* "Copy. Suspect at the McDonald's, all units converge to the McDonald's. Repeat, bomb suspect at the McDonalds."
TSA: "I don't think he really meant it."
Supervisor: "BTW, you're fired."
[ Edited by BrianGO on Apr 18, 2014 at 7:23 PM ]