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mesaSteeler
05-26-2012, 03:49 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker James Harrison Continues to Be Outspoken Against Roger Goodell
May 25th, 2012 at 11:12 PM
By Mark Mihalko
http://www.steelers101.com/2012/05/25/pittsburgh-steelers-linebacker-james-harrison-continues-to-be-outspoken-against-roger-goodell/

Seeing Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison trending on twitter is usually a regular event on Sunday’s during the regular season or playoffs. However, when this happens in the offseason, it usually means he has started talking again and it probably has something to do with his displeasure with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

As Steelers fans know, Harrison has been extremely outspoken about the commissioner and his ever-changing punishment scale in the league. Harrison, who has been fined by the NFL on multiple occasions and even suspended for dangerous hits, has talked about Goodell’s quest to change defenses as if he is the commissioner’s personal poster child.

This offseason, Harrison has been taking to twitter to voice his opinion of the New Orleans Saints Bounty-Gate, and the suspensions that followed. On Wednesday, he continued that outspoken nature when he discussed Jonathan Vilma and his federal lawsuit against Goodell, going as far as stating that the players can only benefit from the outcome.

He may be true in his assessment. Goodell does seem to have too much power when it comes to suspensions, and is a one-man judge and jury when assigning punishment. In fact, if you look at the suspensions Goodell has handed down for items other the substance abuse issues, there is no outline or clear-cut method to his decision making. Ironically, it is both the fans and the players who question his motives and the ideals involved in his personal conduct policy.

For many, there has been an outcry asking why the Saints punishments were so much harsher than what the New England Patriots received for Spy-Gate, when their punishment stemmed from game-day cheating and creating a potential unfair advantage. Of course, Goodell outlined that the Saints that were involved lied about the bounties, but didn’t the Patriots destroy all evidence in Spy-Gate before the punishment was handed down? Who knows, maybe Vilma’s case, or Harrison’s outspokenness, or even a court ruling will help fans understand these suspensions, and the method behind the madness.

tanda10506
05-26-2012, 08:08 PM
Who knows, maybe Vilma’s case, or Harrison’s outspokenness, or even a court ruling will help fans understand these suspensions, and the method behind the madness.

Nothing hard to understand, Goodell sits in and office and gets to pick and choose who he wants to fine, and then assigns a random number, often times inconsistent with any logical penalty scale. It's pretty much past the point of return with Goodell, he has made the decision to sissify the NFL and nothing will change until he is ousted.

lloydwoodson
05-26-2012, 11:58 PM
Nothing hard to understand, Goodell sits in and office and gets to pick and choose who he wants to fine, and then assigns a random number, often times inconsistent with any logical penalty scale. It's pretty much past the point of return with Goodell, he has made the decision to sissify the NFL and nothing will change until he is ousted.

He will not be ousted. If he was ousted his successor would implement the same types of policies to "sissify" the league. NFL is not exempt from the larger movement of society towards safety, and control.

OX1947
05-27-2012, 12:33 AM
He will not be ousted. If he was ousted his successor would implement the same types of policies to "sissify" the league. NFL is not exempt from the larger movement of society towards safety, and control.

Not true. I just watched Cain make Bigfoot bleed so bad I actually think he could have bled to death had it gone the distance. That tells me that if the UFC can allow things like that, why cant the NFL keep its soul intact. Roger Goodell is the worst pro commissioner I have ever seen. And it isnt because of punishments rather more about how he has brought horrible attention to the league he runs. He opened the door for all the leaches and scumbags who are suing the same league that made then rich at one time and/or made them famous. He continues to alienate his own players. He continues to take parts of the game out that will eventually water down the product. He is a disgrace and should be ousted.

Hawaii 5-0
05-27-2012, 02:26 AM
Not true. I just watched Cain make Bigfoot bleed so bad I actually think he could have bled to death had it gone the distance.

seriously, how did that UFC referee not put an end to the fight after the first stoppage when Bigfoot was squirting blood everywhere?

OX1947
05-27-2012, 03:15 AM
seriously, how did that UFC referee not put an end to the fight after the first stoppage when Bigfoot was squirting blood everywhere?

No clue. What shocked me more was the doctor saying it was ok to go back, his cut was identical to Klitschko's when he fought Lennox Lewis. It looked like raw hamburger meat..

tucker6
05-27-2012, 08:32 AM
Nothing hard to understand, Goodell sits in and office and gets to pick and choose who he wants to fine, and then assigns a random number, often times inconsistent with any logical penalty scale. It's pretty much past the point of return with Goodell, he has made the decision to sissify the NFL and nothing will change until he is ousted.
Harrison has a rulebook and gets to pick and choose if he wants to play by those rules. When he breaks said rules, he then gets fined based on pre-warnings from the commissioner up to and including suspension. It's pretty much past the point of no return for James, and he has made his decision to defy the rules and incur fines and suspensions because of it until he retires and sues the league for the injuries he suffered while breaking the rules of said NFL.