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    NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of regular season

    Woah. Justice was actually served up in the case of the NFL. Go figure. You can't beat your kid and get away with it. Good.

    Saying Adrian Peterson has "shown no meaningful remorse" for injuring his young son, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended the Minnesota Vikings star without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season Tuesday morning for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

    The NFL Players Association quickly announced it will appeal the decision and demand a neutral arbitrator — not Goodell — to hear the appeal, accusing an unnamed league executive of telling Peterson his time on the exempt list would be considered time served.

    If the suspension stands, the soonest Peterson would be considered for reinstatement is April 15, 2015, Goodell said in a letter notifying the 2012 NFL MVP of the decision and laying out the basics of a counseling and treatment program, including a mandatory meeting by Dec. 1 with a league-appointed psychiatrist.


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    Re: NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of regular season

    Thread #3.
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    Re: NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of regular season

    sorry. I'll get a mod to delete it.
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    Re: NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of regular season

    What does beating your kid have to do with running a football? Sorry, but I still don't get what his job has to do with how he treats kids.

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    Re: NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of regular season

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    What does beating your kid have to do with running a football? Sorry, but I still don't get what his job has to do with how he treats kids.
    He represents the NFL, an organization with rights to its image. The NFL can and does act so as to protect that image and its revenue.

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    Re: NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of regular season

    Further, this isn't just about "how he treats his kids" (as if he was within legal bounds), it's about how he breaks the law and harms society.

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    Re: NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of regular season

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    He represents the NFL, an organization with rights to its image. The NFL can and does act so as to protect that image and its revenue.
    Your so called answer doesn't have a thing to do with my question. How is it reasonable to demand the NFL act on one of their employees when the crime committed has nothing to do with the individuals job? Sorry, but how exactly is demanding the NFL act on Peterson not just emotional drivel?

    The fact that the NFL was driven to act because of image and revenue concerns only tells me that their consumer base is a bunch of emotional dip****s.

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    Re: NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of regular season

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Your so called answer doesn't have a thing to do with my question. How is it reasonable to demand the NFL act on one of their employees when the crime committed has nothing to do with the individuals job? Sorry, but how exactly is demanding the NFL act on Peterson not just emotional drivel?

    Want the question answered? Nothing; beating children does not affect ones ability to play football.

    Now, let's note: your question is stupid. The impact of abuse on NFL performance has nothing to do with why he is being suspended.

    See, your underlying assumption is that since it doesn't affect his performance, it should not be considered by the NFL and, as noted, that's ****ing stupid.

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    Re: NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of regular season

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Your so called answer doesn't have a thing to do with my question. How is it reasonable to demand the NFL act on one of their employees when the crime committed has nothing to do with the individuals job? Sorry, but how exactly is demanding the NFL act on Peterson not just emotional drivel?

    The fact that the NFL was driven to act because of image and revenue concerns only tells me that their consumer base is a bunch of emotional dip****s.
    If the CFO of a tech company was charged with possession of kiddie porn, would you expect them to retain him? That has nothing to do with his job.
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    Re: NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of regular season

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Want the question answered? Nothing; beating children does not affect ones ability to play football.

    Now, let's note: your question is stupid. The impact of abuse on NFL performance has nothing to do with why he is being suspended.

    See, your underlying assumption is that since it doesn't affect his performance, it should not be considered by the NFL and, as noted, that's ****ing stupid.
    Why is it ****ing stupid? If a man built houses for a living and spent most of his time driving nails does it matter at all that he is an abusive asshole to his children? It would make sense to fire someone that works with children if they are found to be abusive to their own children, but otherwise, it makes no sense.

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