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post #3121 of 4994
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

If you're suspended do you not get paid? if so, does the patriots cap lower as a result?

That would be kind of awesome. One of your highly-paid players (Brady, Suh, etc.) gets himself suspended, and suddenly you might have to cut some other player because your cap strategy has been jacked up. Hilarious.
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post #3123 of 4994
Brandon Spikes is returning to the Patriots. And he looks like he's 45.
post #3124 of 4994
Never cared for Spikes. Maybe getting dumped and moving to Buffalo scared him straight.
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I feel for the two high drafted rookies who tore muscles during rookie mini camp even before they signed their contracts.

 

Really shouldn't work out unless you have a contract.. working for free, not getting paid. No upside there.

post #3126 of 4994
Dante Fowler still got his full contract signed though. There would've been a huge uproar had the Jaguars didn't offer him his slot contract probably both from the NFLPA and the NFL against the FO of the Jaguars.
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Was it full slot though? I know he got a lot guaranteed,but still seems an unnecessary risk.

post #3128 of 4994
Yes it was full slot like $23M+ guaranteed. But I agree with you that I wouldn't participate in any rookie minicamp unless I had a contract signed. This is especially true for later round picks where there won't be as much of a potential backlash if a team pulls a contract.
post #3129 of 4994
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

Yes it was full slot like $23M+ guaranteed. But I agree with you that I wouldn't participate in any rookie minicamp unless I had a contract signed. This is especially true for later round picks where there won't be as much of a potential backlash if a team pulls a contract.

Or if players are there trying to get a contract. Sucks.
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Pats accept the punishment. interesting. Makes me think that there was something else that the NFL found that they didn't release, and would be released if the Pats appealed.

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I may have missed something, but I thought the Pats were contemplating suing the NFL / appealing outside. Only other person to do that was Al Davis.
post #3132 of 4994
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

I may have missed something, but I thought the Pats were contemplating suing the NFL / appealing outside. Only other person to do that was Al Davis.

Kraft changed his mind and decided to just take the punishment, "good of the league" and all. Also probably doesn't want to be put in the same category as Donald Sterling and Al Davis as the only owners to sue their own league.
post #3133 of 4994
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

Kraft changed his mind and decided to just take the punishment, "good of the league" and all. Also probably doesn't want to be put in the same category as Donald Sterling and Al Davis as the only owners to sue their own league.

Right. Was responding more to veni on what not appealing meant. Agree that Kraft does not want to be Al Davis. I probably could have been more clear, though.
post #3134 of 4994
"Good of the league". crackup[1].gif

Basically the same as when you step down from a political position or plead guilty to spare your family the ordeal of proving your innocence . . .

I have nothing to go on but speculation, but initially indicating you're going to appeal, or taking steps to preserve that option, only to later abandon the planned appeal, is in no way inconsistent with veni's theory.

I could easily imagine a a phone call along the lines of, "Look, if you pursue the appeal, we're not going to have any choice but to raise X in response. If you abandon the appeal, X stays in the locked drawer. Just sayin.'"
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I wonder what comes up in the team's appeal that doesn't come up in Brady's, though. Perhaps certain things that would be admissible in court but not in the appeal process under the CBA. You could be right, lawyerdad, but I could also see Kraft saying, "I'm still pissed, but I don't want to pull an Al Davis."
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