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Posted on 01/08/2006 7:39:46 PM PST by Perdogg
Gene Upshaw, executive director of the NFL Players Association, said he has contacted league officials regarding the ejection of Redskins safety Sean Taylor from Saturday's playoff victory in Tampa Bay and is certain Taylor will not be suspended for Saturday's NFC semifinal game at Seattle. Game officials said that Taylor spat in the face of Buccaneers running back Michael Pittman, issued Taylor a 15-yard penalty and ejection and did not penalize Pittman for a retaliatory slap to Taylor's head.
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If he were a Dallas Cowboy, would you be calling for his suspension? Remember, he's under indictment for Agrravated assault, and got his DUI reduced. I bet you would be calling him a thug right?
Unacceptable behavior. Fines are not going to stop the bad boys in Pro sports. Suspensions without pay might. It's a shame that a few set such a bad example for the many.
At the minimum he should be suspended for the rest of the playoffs.
I want to know why Troy Polamalu wasn't kicked out of that Steelers/Bengals game for throwing the ball at that guys face.
If he spat on him and the rules say he should be suspended than he should be. But as I understand it, there is some question as to if he actually spit on the guy. What I heard is that there were several cameras that got close ups of the altercation and you cannot see any spitting taking place.
We shall see.
I'm not really a Redskins fan, I'm a Saints fan, but I remember Dexter Manley spitting in a Saints' lineman's face and getting away with it while New Orleans got 15 yards for a personal foul when the guy retaliated. Cost them the game. That was in the late '80s. As happy as I was to see Joe Gibbs come back to the NFL, it's sad to think that some of the worse traits of his older teams came back with him.
Why wasn't the guy that was spit on given a penalty for smacking the spitter in the head? Why wasn't the Tampa player given a penalty for throwing his helmet after the Tampa Bay non-catch in the endzone? Why weren't the Tampa fans complaining earlier in the season when Alstott's 2-point conversion attempt fell short but was allowed by the refs despite clearly being shown by the replay and later admitted as a mistake by the referee? Why ask why?
Oh, by the way.... The Giants fans are pretty quiet this morning also. Hmmmm....
If there is clear evidence that he spit on him, that's one thing.
If there isn't, then the fine is enough.
I personally think they should let the players play. But if it's bad enough and obvious enough, then sure, go ahead and suspend him.
Gibbs should take matters into his own hands.
I am not jumping on him because he plays on the redskins, but if he were a cowboy or TO, we wouldn't hear the end of it.
I wish Gibbs would show the moral leadership people say he has.
No but you are jumping on Gibbs.
If it's there for Gibbs to do, then I think he would have.
But I don't honestly think the evidence is there.
If his own player is lying to him, then that's another matter entirely.
I agree. Whenever an athlete gets in trouble, three responses always follow:
(1) "I hate the NFL just a bunch of thugs - sports were pure in my day" (old fogey syndrome)
(2) "Typical behavior of a Dallas Cowboy player - they are nothing but thugs" (this is used even if the player has no ties to Dallas)
(3) "Call the Raiders - they'll be interested in him"
He'd have been better off drilling him after the whistle blew.
The question remains...Should Tom Brady have been thrown out of the game for committing that "unnatural act" earlier in the season?
Out of the pro games I watched this weekend, I saw a lot of really vicious and malicious play. The hit on Carson Palmer's knee and the overall play of the Pitt. defense comes to mind. S. Taylor is a thug but, I'm a Cowboy fan so, I'm biased.
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