I was expecting 8. Wowsers.
Yikes! Goodell is really making an example of all parties involved in this fiasco.
Vilma will not play another down for the Saints.
I can't say for certain these suspensions are appropriate; especially since i don't have all of the facts. I do believe there is something wrong with a system where an appeal takes one right back to the person who ordered the sanction to begin with. Goodell has too much power
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I should know. I've been there.
Goodell is fine, he is the commissioner of the nfl and needs that power to keeps things clean and in order. Do you think any of these suspensions would hold if the nflpa had the last call on the appeals?? hell no, they would get paid off and throw a slap on the wrist. Goodell put his foot down and put an end to it, all footballs fans should applaud him for having the courage to do what he feels is right and not be scared of the nfl pa and backlash from butt hurt saints fans. All commissioners in sports have alot of power and they do so for a reason, to not let the nflpa screw up the nfl. Its a private business, no one forces you to watch the nfl or play for the nfl, the owners can give goodell all the power they want, that is not up to the players, thats between the owners.
I love the commish keep up the good work!
My beef isn't so much about the rulings; just the process. Regardless, it will not affect my desire to watch the NFL as I have been for the past 50 years. As it is, pray that the Dolphins do not have to face his wrath someday without there being a true appeal process.
Thanks for sharing your opinion.
Too harsh for Vilma, 6-8 games would've been enough imo.