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    So far he seems like a wonderful young man. I would like to personally thank all of those responsible for him dropping to this team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elephant View Post
    He's better than anything we currently have on the team, my only question is...why did Buffalo release him after talking him out of retirement?
    They didn’t talk him out of retirement. He wanted to come out and play again
    But he is under investigation for racial slurs during the Jax game and was just arrested today for an altercation at a gym and committed to a psyche unit
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    Quote Originally Posted by redskins26 View Post
    ...arrested today for an altercation at a gym and committed to a psyche unit
    Well...then there's that.
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    League news but still involves the skins. Seems Goodell addresses the kneeling pretty bluntly, a yr late imho but better late than never. Apparently if there’s a player that protests on the sidelines now the team will be fined. Basically honor the colors or stay in the locker room.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300...olicy-for-2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by redskins26 View Post
    They didn’t talk him out of retirement. He wanted to come out and play again
    But he is under investigation for racial slurs during the Jax game and was just arrested today for an altercation at a gym and committed to a psyche unit
    Interesting to see if they can do a pre-mortem CTE test here.
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    I think Incognito has likely been roided up his entire career and his behavioral issues over the years may have more to do with that than anything else. Can you imagine if the Skins had signed him before this happened?

    One thing the Skins have done very well over the years, and for which Snyder deserves some minor credit - we typically have stayed away from bad character/off the field issue guys who get into trouble out in the community.

    Incognito was a terrible idea before this, and he's a terrible idea now.
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    I think a pretty cynical take of the NFL's anthem problem is warranted. The only (and I mean ONLY) reason the NFL is 'taking action' has nothing to do with the flag, what Donald Trump thinks, or even the fact that hordes of NFL fans are offended (rightly or wrongly) by players protesting during the National Anthem. None of those things mean jack to NFL owners.

    The reason they are addressing the issue is because NFL TV viewership in 2017 declined almost 10% - a huge decline for America's biggest and most popular entertainment vehicle. That's a drop of 1.6 million viewers. I don't know what that amounts to in terms of advertising revenue, but it's significant. And that decrease comes on the heels of an 8% drop from 2015-2016.

    There may be a number of reasons for the decline. Cord-cutting where fewer consumers have traditional cable packages, outcry related to domestic violence issues in the NFL, and other factors. But there's no question that many NFL fans have been turned off by anthem protests.

    My view has not changed. Players absolutely have the right to conduct personal 'protests' in any way they see fit. Their employer also has the right to penalize those that protest in any way they see fit. The protests are hurting the company they work for - there's no denying that. Whether or not the protest 'cause' is a just one, it doesn't really matter. If I were the NFL commissioner, I'd have made it easy. You protest during working hours, you will be suspended (and forfeit your pay) for the next game. That would eliminate the issue immediately.

    The truth is, no one's rights are being trampled on here. We all work under the constraints of our employer in terms of what is considered appropriate behavior at work. I see no reason why millionaire athletes should be exempt from that ordinary reality. They have unlimited ability to express unhappiness, fight injustice, and to say whatever they feel needs to be said when they are not on the field for an NFL game.
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    Incognito: Has he ever tested positive for PED's? Dunno. Wouldn't shock me if he was on them now... I've never been this happy to be wrong.

    Anthem: People seem to forget the First Amendment doesn't exist in the private sector. Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and etcetera seem to be ignorant to that fact. They may do whatever they like, but the teams and the league may punish accordingly. I do believe the decline has a lot to do with the anthem protests. A whole lot of people, not necessarily white conservatives, get tired of watching millionaires act out of total narcissism and lies like "hands up, don't shoot," the Bennett brothers acting like a total idiots and divas (and flat-out lying, in the case of both), a sub-par QB not getting a job or claims that even the DoJ doesn't back.
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    I’ll readily admit I have no basis for putting the PED thing out there in terms of Incognito. He just seems to have a lot of the impulse control issues I associate with it. I could be wrong but I think steroid use is probably still rampant in the NFL but that players have access to sophisticated masking techniques. I also don’t think the NFL is nearly as interested in eradicating PEDs as Pro Baseball has been, for whatever reason.

    But I could’ve totally wrong. Incognito’s issues may not have anything to do with PEDs or CTE. He may simply be mentally ill or may just be an evil SOB.


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