in poor taste, and enough to tick you off all at the same time....

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  1. Ediddy73

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    It seems that hypocrite Tags is at it again....link to story
    the NFL is going to fine Jake Plummer for wearing the #40 (the number of his teammate at ASU ans as a Cardinal in the NFL, and friend..) on his helmet for the remainder of the season. I think that Tags is a pucking joke if he actually fines Jake. He has been standing on Tillman's grave in essence and lauding him as a hero for fighting for what he believed in, his country, and now he is going to turn around and fine someone who was exponentially closer to Tillman as a player and person than Tags could have ever been for paying tribute to him all year.
    They can roll their uniform policy up and pound it up their kiester with a ball peen hammer, this is just disgraceful.
     
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    I think they have a point. But it's stupid not to make exceptions...especially in this case.
     
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    I agree that it's absurd that the NFL would fine Plummer for this, and I belive that the NFL players should protest these fines. Every player that doesn't agree with this fine should wear the #40 as well in a sign of protest to the NFL's policy. The NFL should be reasonable, and make an exception for a player with as close a bond to Tillman as Plummer had.
     
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    I agree with y'all but this is the No Fun League.
     
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    http://www.startribune.com/stories/510/5009995.html
    Udeze fights fine

    Defensive end Kenechi Udeze said he is appealing a $5,000 league fine for celebrating a sack of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb on Sept. 20.

    "Yeah, they got me," Udeze said. "But we're working on it."

    Udeze declined further comment Thursday, but earlier in the week he told the Los Angeles Daily News he was fined because he drew his hands like pistols after the sack. "You're not supposed to show a gun or anything," Udeze said.


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    Butch Johnson is lucky he isn't playing these days
     
  6. Ediddy73

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    If it is that important to him to display #40, he can always go the tattoo route.
     
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    I think that the gesture is admirable, but whenever exceptions are made for one, it is only a matter of time before someone else will challenge the dress code in place for tributes that are special in their lives. If such an exception is made in this instance, how do you tell another no if their personal tribute is of a similar nature?
     
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    I think tributes like that should be allowed no matter whom the player is, or who's he's honoring. If a player wants to wear an arm band with the initials of a loved one, then I am all for it. The policy is absurd. I was just as opposed to it when the NFL was going to fine Peyton Manning for honoring Johnny Unitas by wearing black cleats. It's not as if players are attempting to put advertisements for various products on their uniforms. The NFL Stadiums already have the sponsorship market covered. I feel that allowing a player to wear a small symbol honoring someone that was close to them shouldn't merit a fine. If so, then fine the NFL stadiums that have sponsors ads smeared all over it.
     
  10. Ediddy73

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    Plummer wore the #40 decal on his helmet today! Take that Tags!!!!
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    Good for him. The NFL is dead wrong on this one. I hope Plummer doesn't whine about the fine because that would cheapen what he has done. Kuddos if he sticks it out.
     
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    I agree that the NFL has to draw the line. Unfortunately, they are the ones who organized this sticker tribute to Tillman. If they hadn't done it - they wouldn't be in this position.
     
  13. Ediddy73

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    the NFL donates all monies accumulated through fines to charity. Jake said in the linked article that he would like his fines donated to the Pat Tillman foundation. from that I take it that he is going to pay them and not whine about it, and you're right Tulip, the NFL has made this bed for themselves.
     

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