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Old 04-06-2007, 05:49 PM    (permalink
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http://www.nfl.com/news/story/10112790

"(April 6, 2007) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in conjunction with the NFL Players Association has established the first NFL Player Advisory Council to advise the commissioner on a regular basis on a wide range of issues that affect players.

The six members of the council were selected by the NFLPA. It is comprised of safety Donovin Darius of the Jacksonville Jaguars, fullback Tony Richardson of the Minnesota Vikings, center Jeff Saturday of the Indianapolis Colts, linebacker Takeo Spikes of the Philadelphia Eagles, wide receiver James Thrash of the Washington Redskins, and free-agent safety Troy Vincent, who is president of the NFL Players Association.

The Player Advisory Council will meet regularly throughout the year with Commissioner Goodell and NFLPA Executive Director Gene Upshaw to discuss competition on the field, player safety, medical and health issues, player conduct, retired player issues, and other matters."

Who would you nominate for this committee?

PS - Don't say Adam Jones, Chris Henry, or any other thug. That would be extremely lame and predictable.
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Old 04-06-2007, 05:50 PM    (permalink
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How does a guy like Donovin Darius get on this committee?
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How does a guy like Donovin Darius get on this committee?
Same here

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Old 04-06-2007, 06:11 PM    (permalink
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Donovan Darius is an upstanding citizen in the Jacksonville community. That was one hit that he clearly regrets.
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When I saw this I immediately assumed Vincnet would be on it. He's been the NFLPA leader for a while. Spikes is cool to see on it.
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Little hard to believe that Darius was put on that committee but I guess he derserves it for some reason I don't know.
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Donovan Darius is an upstanding citizen in the Jacksonville community. That was one hit that he clearly regrets.
Still, you would think that they would pick somebody who doesn't have something like that looming over them.
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:29 PM    (permalink
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Still, you would think that they would pick somebody who doesn't have something like that looming over them.
That is certainly a valid argument. I agree. But maybe what he does behind the scenes is just that big a deal and he was a blaringly obvious choice.

The way I see it, it was an accident. It happened. It's over. That's about it.
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half of those guys were on the eagles at some point in time.
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Still, you would think that they would pick somebody who doesn't have something like that looming over them.
I don't think it's an issue. It's a play in the past that he has apologized for. He's a classy guy, a vet, and a leader.
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Darius is one of the nicest people you could meet. He cares deeply for the fans, to the point of organizing activities between himself and whichever fans wish who to participate. He occasionally drops in on the official team messageboard. He has been a strong voice in the community. He has been Jaguars' representative to the NFLPA for one season.

Clearly the Commissioner and the Players Association value these traits more then the brief events of a single game that occured two and a half years ago.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:39 PM    (permalink
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I will always hate Darius for his hit on Ferguson.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:55 PM    (permalink
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Ferguson's over it. Maybe you should get over it, too.
I found that funny.

I would nominate Warrick Dunn. The guy does so much charity work. He has had many homes built for single mothers with children. The man deserves some recognition for this.
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The homer in me would definitely think Deuce McAllister would be ideal for such a committee.
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i thought ladainain tomlinson would be on it. He helps lots of babies.
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DD20 is a classy respectable guy, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt on that hit.

I think Keith Bulluck would have been a good choice as he seems to genuinely care about the game.
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None of those guys on there surprise me. Richardson is a good guy.
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i thought ladainain tomlinson would be on it. He helps lots of babies.
What about Polamalu teaching kids how to climb huge walls?
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Thrash is so underrated. I'm glad to see that he gets some time in the limelight.
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I thought Tony Richardson would be on the committee
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He is. Did you not read the whole thing?
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How could anyone from the vikings be on there? I just think that anyone associated with the love boat should be an automatic no.
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How could anyone from the vikings be on there? I just think that anyone associated with the love boat should be an automatic no.
Richardson wasn't on the team when that whole thing happened.
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i see. then i retract my statement.
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