Did the NFL violate its own policy by punishing Ray Rice a second time?

Will The NFL's Indefinite Suspension Of Ray Rice Survive Scrutiny?
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The main issue would be whether Commissioner Goodell properly exercised his powers under Article 46 of the NFL CBA.  Section 4 of that Article is extremely relevant to the disciplinary action against Rice. “Section 4. One Penalty: The Commissioner and a Club will not both discipline a player for the same act or conduct.  The Commissioner’s disciplinary action will preclude or supersede disciplinary action by any Club for the same act or conduct.” The second sentence of the aforementioned section is quite clear — Commissioner Goodell’s indefinite suspension of Rice should supersede the Ravens’ release of Rice from his contract.  However, why even include the preceding sentence in the section unless it is to be given any weight?  If it is deemed that the Ravens’ release of Rice is considered “discipline,” then it it quite clear that both the Commissioner and the Ravens have now both disciplined Rice for the same act and/or conduct, in direct violation of Article 46, Section 4.

Lost in all of the emotion of the Ray Rice supension is the question of whether or not it's actually legal.  

Any IAOFM lawyers out there?  Please weigh in. 

Chargers loss gives Broncos lead on entire AFCW

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Denver has a full game lead on the rest of the AFCW today, thanks to a late comeback win by the Cardinals on Monday.

Arizona scored 12 fourth-quarter points to knock off San Diego 18-17, with Carson Palmer directing a game-winning 91-yard drive.

Philip Rivers was intercepted once and had a key late fumble that pushed San Diego out of field goal range.

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Chiefs replace DeVito with Kevin Vickerson

Having lost two defensive starters in linebacker Derrick Johnson and end Mike DeVito, the Chiefs signed former Broncos defensive end Kevin Vickerson on Monday night.

Big Vick was among Denver's final cuts; the two teams will face off at SAF@MH on Sunday afternoon.

Report: Teams with suspended players would protest reinstatement of Wes Welker

The league's 32 player reps will vote on a revised drug policy on Tuesday. The proposed policy is said to include HGH testing and relaxed rules on marijuana and amphetamines.

It's been speculated that an agreement would be followed closely by a reinstatement of wideouts Wes Welker and Josh Gordon.

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Barnwell: Why did Broncos kneel out first half?

NFL Week 1: The Art of the Comeback
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New Orleans scored a touchdown with 24 seconds left in the first half to go up 20-7, only for Ryan to take over after the ensuing touchback with 20 seconds left and drive 58 yards on two plays to set up a Matt Bryant field goal.

It was ironic later, then, that people weren’t more angry at John Fox for kneeling after a touchback with Peyton Manning in the thin air of Denver (where it’s easier to make long kicks) after a virtually perfect first half on offense with three timeouts and 19 seconds left.

Yeah, well, that's Foxball for you...

PFF: The Chiefs are screwed without Derrick Johnson

Chiefs dealing with loss of key defensive pieces
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A player who led the league in run stops in 2012 and then led his position with a 27.7 Pass Rushing Productivity rate last season, Johnson excels in every aspect of the game.

In related news, the Broncos are currently 13-point favorites against the visiting Chiefs.

Jay Cutler is still Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler Was The Most Catastrophic Quarterback Of Week 1
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According to data from Brian Burke of Advanced Football Analytics, Cutler was responsible for three of the top six most detrimental plays in the NFL on Sunday.

Pat Bowlen is the best, you guys.

David Bruton has separated shoulder; Kevin McDermott waived

Special teams ace David Bruton suffered a separated shoulder on a questionable hit delivered by Colt Anderson during a Denver kickoff on Sunday night.

But according to John Fox, the injury is only of the day-to-day variety, so Bruton could return in time for Sunday's game against Kansas City.

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Eric Decker is actively rooting against the Broncos

Eric Decker: 'Rooting for other team'
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“I’m rooting for the other team,” Decker said. “You gotta have a little sting, of course.”

Wait, what happened to moving on?

Fox & Friends is just the f&*^ing worst

New low for ‘Fox & Friends’: Joking about Ray Rice elevator assault
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But at least the folks at “Fox & Friends,” easily cable news’s most idiotic program, can mine it for a laugh or two. After running through the details of the assault this morning, co-host Brian Kilmeade joked, “I think the message is, take the stairs.”

Unwilling to be outdone when it comes to laughing about graphic images of domestic violence, co-host Steve Doocy responded, “The message is when you’re in an elevator, there’s a camera.”

HAHA guys! That's a good one! Always watch out for cameras when you're going to knock your fiancee unconscious, amirite?

If you watch this horrible show, you might just be a horrible person yourself. I bet you didn't think about that, did you?

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