Payton: Ducks in a row comment per Florio (1 Viewer)

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http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/27/payton-explains-ducks-in-a-row-comment/

“It was really a comment that I had made in preparation for what I knew was going to be an investigation,” Payton said. “I had been contacted, our front office had been, . . . and I wanted to make sure, more importantly than anything else that anyone that was going to be investigated or questioned had their facts straight and the specifics of it.”
 

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The fact that the media put so much thought and attention behind that statement should have been a big red flag on how weak the NFL's evidence was.
 

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Goodell made a lot of that comment by Payton. It was presented as something sinister, an attempt to circumvent the so-called "investigation." It was presented as an attempt by Payton to get his coaches and players to lie. Of course, the explanation from Payton above would mean the quote did not fit with Goodell's pre-determined conclusions, so he chose to ignore Payton's explanation.

Here is what Payton has admitted: He didn't keep a close eye on what was happening on the defensive side of the ball, especially regarding any pay-for-performance pools. That's it. It was a mistake, but not a mistake that should have gotten him suspended an entire season plus some of the offseason. I will never forgive Goodell for that, and I won't forget it either.
 

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Payton was punished for lying, which time has shown to be a lie, by the punisher.

I'm not moving on. Won't bow, don't know how.
 

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Once again... Florio comes through for us in showing what a BS investigation this was. The NFL takes another statement (like the one they did with hargrove) and put their own meaning to it.

Thanks again Mike Florio... and I'm glad Payton was finally able to do that interview because I'm sure he knew that Florio was throwing "BS flags" on everything the NFL was trying to do.
 

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Then again, nobody twisted your arm to open this thread.
That's very true Prof. Thanks for pointing that out. I guess I prefer not living, dwelling on things of the past, and it is just that, the past. I'd bet of you asked the guys on this team if they still dwell on bounty gate or if they're focused on moving forward, you wouldn't find many of them giving much thought to it. Yeah, we were wronged but it is time to focus on whats in front of us and not what's behind us.
 

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That's very true Prof. Thanks for pointing that out. I guess I prefer not living, dwelling on things of the past, and it is just that, the past. I'd bet of you asked the guys on this team if they still dwell on bounty gate or if they're focused on moving forward, you wouldn't find many of them giving much thought to it. Yeah, we were wronged but it is time to focus on whats in front of us and not what's behind us.

But that is just it, WE are not on the team, so we can multi-task and focus on many things without our focus really being that important.

I am focusing on what is in front of us, and what I see has a huge vacancy in the form of a stolen 2nd round pick...So yea, give back #2 and we can start the healing process.

It is a matter of paying restitution, and if you were due some because of a crime committed onto you, you'd damn sure want what was due. Right?
 

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Then again, nobody twisted your arm to open this thread.

Professor: Help me out, if you can. Before I went to bed last night, I visited the website of the Washington post (Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis) which had a front page article on Goodell, a true puff piece, filled with praise. It opened the door to possible political office for Goodell in the future (as many of us have suspected) with Jim Irsay even, I kid you not, stating Goodell would be a good presidential candidate.

Under the comments sections, there wasn't a single positive comment about the man, not one, ( and these folks arent Saints fans)which seemed to me to reflect the true reality of Roger Goodell, the media, and the general public. The media loves him, but the public does not; they just don't, no matter how often his PR machine tells them they should.

I wanted to link the article this morning, mainly so posters could read the comments, but now it's nowhere to be found, at least by me with my admittedly poor skills. Can you find & link? Thanks
 

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