Senator wants Answers from NFL

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  1. Specnatz

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    This is hilarious. Senator Arlen Specter sends a letter to Commisioner asking why tapes were destroyed that the Patriots turned over. That is not the funny part it is the letter he sent to Commissioner Goodell.

    If a senator is going to ask questions you would at least think he would get the question right. How in the hell does he not know who is in the damn Superbowl.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3225539

    http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2008/0201/nfl_spectorltr.pdf
     
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    *ahem*... I'm sure he was referring to Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005 - Jacksonville, Florida... Eagles v. Patriots....
     
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    I put it in bold now so as to know exactly what I was referring to.
     
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    Okay.. then the actual letter was probably written a few weeks back when they met in the regular season (Pats won 31-28) - and is just now being reported by the media...
     
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    I just re-read and i think its just worded kinda funny...
     
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    What's funny is a Congressman worried about the integrity of a sports league. I would think he'd be more concerned with the lack of integrity amongst his own peers.
     
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    I'd hope he would be more concerned with the CIA's missing footage from the American concentration camp interrogations.
     
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    Thats Specter for you, this guy comes up with some real goofy stuff all the time. How he keeps being re-elected.
     
  9. Ckw

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    Or the missing footage (missing frames) of the "plane" hitting the Pentagon...
     
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    Goodell should be suspended for an entire season. At week 10 the NFL should review his progress. If he keeps his nose clean he might be able to get reinstated.
     
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    LMAO.... I didn't see that coming from you.... :rolleyes:
     
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    I believe Sen. Arlen Specter had a brain tumor removed some time ago. Might explain how things are worded.
     
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    it's not missing, they got the footage.
     
  14. Ckw

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    And the Pentagon has a camera from the 1980s. Right....
     
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    Another example of money being wasted. 45m people with no health insurance, a war that america cant win in iraq and afganihstan, and this old ass guy wants to see the nfl commish.
     
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    For the legal experts amongst us, what jurisdiction does a senator have over a professional football game any way?
     
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    What they have over the NFL and MLB is that both have Anti-trust exemptions and that has a lot of pull.
     
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    He is just trying to get reelected and he will. Almost everyone in the country now knows his name.
     
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    It is troubling that the Commissioner felt the need to destroy evidence on behalf of the Patriots.
     

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