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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    Yes - don't get me wrong: if something of this nature has happened then, yes, it should be addressed.

    But I don't remotely get how or why it's a Congressional concern.
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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If they are rewarding player for purposely injuring their opponents then there should be criminal charges filed.
    Shouldn't that be a job of the Police and DA's in those jurisdiction and not the Senate or even Congress?

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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    The NFL is a private business. They took care of the matter themselves. Why the hell does the Senate need to bother with it?
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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    The NFL is a private business. They took care of the matter themselves. Why the hell does the Senate need to bother with it?

    The Feds have oversight on all professional sports because of the monopoly waiver. Same thing with baseball.

    In this case, unlike steroids in baseball, the league actually did an investigation and levied fines/bans/etc. The Senate's discussion, despite being a valid course of business, is not needed and is a waste of time.

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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    This is about the last thing on the face of the earth that any part of the Federal government, much less the Senate, should be investigating or involving itself in.

    Any Senator climbing onto this bandwagon should be put in stocks on the national mall and flogged.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    They're just trying to make up for the fact that they didn't do anything about what was going on in the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina.


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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    Complete garbage...reminds me of the steroids debacle which they still haven't solved in baseball. Worry about the government, government.
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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Complete garbage...reminds me of the steroids debacle which they still haven't solved in baseball. Worry about the government, government.
    If the government didn't perform these high-visibility inquests, they'd be hard-pressed to explain their paycheck.
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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Shouldn't that be a job of the Police and DA's in those jurisdiction and not the Senate or even Congress?
    If the police and DA were doing their job then I would think congress and senate would be looking into these bounties in the first place.
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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

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