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NFLPA votes to repeal “junior rule”
Will the NFLPA's decision to repeal the "junior rule" lead to more troubles in college football?
Over the weekend the NFL Player’s Association voted to repeal the infamous “junior rule,” which barred agents from contacting college football players until after they were out of high school for three years. The rule was inspired by the Reggie Bush investigation at USC, which netted the Trojans a vacated BCS title, loss of scholarships and a two-year postseason ban. More recently we have seen North Carolina be slapped with a one-year postseason ban (podcast), Ohio State receive a similar punishment, and players suspended at South Carolina and Georgia. We are also patiently awaiting the NCAA’s decision on how to handle what went down at Miami.
Following the North Carolina situation we saw some of the most powerful college football coaches in the game, Nick Saban and Urban Meyer, address their concerns with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. ...
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Suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will be given until April 2 to appeal the one-year suspension he received for his role in football’s Bountygate. Roger Goodell, the NFL Commissioner, said on March 26 that Payton will have the opportunity to appeal his ban if he chooses. However, most football insiders feel Payton will take his $8 million salary loss and sit out...
The New Orleans Saints' "Bountygate" scandal has been an ugly moment for the National Football League. The discovery of monetary incentives to try and knock players out of games was met with harsh reactions and an even harsher penalty for the Saints. Head coach Sean Payton is gone for a year. His assistant and possible replacement Joe Vitt has been suspended for six...
Roger Goodell is working with the NFLPA as punishment is determined for players involved in the Saints’ “Bountygate.” The commissioner would like to make a ruling “as soon as reasonable.”
What a difference a year makes, huh? Last year at this time, the NFL was two weeks into lockout mode, but commissioner Roger Goodell was still pushing hard his personal agenda for an 18-game regular-season schedule.
The NFL players' union has voted to repeal a rule that prohibited certified agents from having contact with college players until the student-athletes have been out of high school for three years.
NFLPA spokesman Carl Francis said Tuesday that player representatives from each team voted to eliminate the so-called ''junior rule'' last weekend.
The rule was passed...
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The NFL's traditional "sudden death" overtime format died a sudden death Wednesday at the league's annual owners meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.
NFL owners voted to adopt the same overtime rules for the regular season that are used for the postseason.
The team that loses the overtime coin toss is now guaranteed a possession provided the club that won the toss doesn...
The more fines and suspensions Roger Goodell hands out over head shots, the clearer his message becomes. Players may not like it, but helmet-to-helmet hits are no longer tolerated in the NFL. Neither is launching yourself at an opponent, leading with the crown of your helmet, hitting a defenseless receiver, or touching a quarterback’s head. That’s the way it is and that’s the...
PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- NFL owners passed the playoff overtime rule for the regular season Wednesday.
All games that go to overtime now can't end on a field goal on the first possession. The opposing team must get one series, and if it also kicks a field goal, the extra period continues.
Of course, if it fails to score it loses and if it gets a touchdown, it wins. The rule...