Belicheck and Pats Fined...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKPat02
    Half a million is a lot of money no matter who you are.
    I agree...that was a pretty big lick for Belichik to be fined personally. Sure he can afford it, but coaches don't make what players do so I think 500K should get the point across pretty well.

    However, I think they should have just docked the Pats a second and third rounder...that's more harsh than a late first round pick, IMO. And, why would you let them keep their pick if they don't make the playoffs.

    I would have docked them a second and fifth rounder for the next two drafts if I was commish.
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    JMO the commish didn't get tough enough, I would had liked to have seen a forfiet of the Jets game, more draft picks taken away and at least a couple games suspension for Bellicheck on top of the fines.

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    AHHHHHHH!!!

    Someone on 1530 just brought up that Belichick will get a tax deduction because this fine will go directly to a charity...


    WEAKER than before!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickymitts
    AHHHHHHH!!!

    Someone on 1530 just brought up that Belichick will get a tax deduction because this fine will go directly to a charity...

    WEAKER than before!!!
    Some charity will benefit but certainly, seems to lesson the punishment intent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STRIKE3
    Some charity will benefit but certainly, seems to lesson the punishment intent.
    To clarify, I don't have any problem whatsoever with NFL fines going to charity. I'm all for it. It just emphasizes my point that the punishment was light...

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    What the Patriots did is being overblown to some degree. The punishment fit the crime, IMO.

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    Discipline should be progressive and make you not want to offend again.

    Do you think that the Patriots or any other team will think about trying this again?

    If the Patriot get caught again, what is the next step in progressive discipline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Dad
    $750,000 and they will lose draft picks. Here's a link.

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    They should also forfeit the game.

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    I hear on the radio today, a statement attributed to someone with the Patriots organization...."Everyone is doing it, we just got caught"...

    Two things: (1) This is still no accepting responsibility of there own actions and even attempts to justify on their behalf. (2) If all teams are doing it, just reaffirms my thoughts on eliminating coordinators/staff in a booth, atop the stadium.

    Whatever happened, to saying "We were wrong".

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    This could be incorrect, but I heard somewhere today that $500k is the most that the Commish was able to fine the Coach. Not sure why that is though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NobizLikeShowbiz
    I certainly couldnt imagine if i lost 1/5 of my pay each year. Thats alot of money, lets be honest.

    I agree if I lost 1/5 of my salary it would be a long year.

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    From that article:

    Belichick, who discussed the incident with Goodell earlier in the week, said in a written statement that he accepted "full responsibility" for the incident but blamed it on an "incorrect" interpretation of the league rules.

    "Part of my job as head coach is to ensure that our football operations are conducted in compliance of the league rules and all accepted interpretations of them," Belichick said in the statement. "My interpretation of a rule in the Constitution and Bylaws was incorrect."

    This guy is supposed to be the smartest coach in pro football. What excactly is unclear about the following:

    http://www.courant.com/sports/footba...ation-business

    The NFL policy states that "no video recording devices of any kind are permitted to be in use in the coaches' booth, on the field, or in the locker room during the game" and that all video shooting locations for coaching purposes "must be enclosed on all sides with a roof overhead."

    Teams had been warned by a memorandum sent to head coaches and general managers Sept. 6, 2006. In the letter, NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson stated, "Videotaping of any type, including but not limited to taping of an opponent's offensive or defensive signals, is prohibited on the sidelines, in the coaches' booth, in the locker room, or at any other locations accessible to club staff members during the game."

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