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Old 05-31-2007, 04:21 PM    (permalink
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NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL clubs may no longer serve alcohol at team functions or on buses or flights, extending a ban that until now applied only in locker rooms.

NFL owners and executives were told Thursday by commissioner Roger Goodell that the rule pertains not only to players but to owners, coaches and guests.

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What exactly took so long to do this ?
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What exactly took so long to do this ?
People like beer.
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What exactly took so long to do this ?
Why should it be banned?

these guys are 21, so whats the big deal?


If we could start drinking in the field house after HS football, the pro's should be able to do so.


Plus not drinking on the plane would suck. If you want players to act mature, you got to treat them like they are mature.

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It's not about if someone is old enough to drink or not.

The NFL is an orginzation with a rules and standards.These are used to create and uphold their vision of maintaining a quality institute.
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Why should it be banned?

these guys are 21, so whats the big deal?


If we could start drinking in the field house after HS football, the pro's should be able to do so.


Plus not drinking on the plane would suck. If you want players to act mature, you got to treat them like they are mature.

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It's not the leagues responsibility to make sure that these players have access to drink and a place to do it at.
When they do it on their own time, at their own place....and then "something goes wrong" the league can't be held accountable.
Plus, what exactly does drinking have to do with athletic prowess ?
I'll (for now) completely disgregard the beliefs of players being "role models".

If you want to be treated as if you're an adult you first have to behave like one. Not vice versa.



....also, if you're 21 and still in High School we have bigger problems than whether or not you're "allowed" to drink.
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People like beer.
Is this an arguement or just a statement ?
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It's not the leagues responsibility to make sure that these players have access to drink and a place to do it at.
When they do it on their own time, at their own place....and then "something goes wrong" the league can't be held accountable.
Plus, what exactly does drinking have to do with athletic prowess ?
I'll (for now) completely disgregard the beliefs of players being "role models".

If you want to be treated as if you're an adult you first have to behave like one. Not vice versa.



....also, if you're 21 and still in High School we have bigger problems than whether or not you're "allowed" to drink.
People are allowed to drink on airplanes. they serve alcoholic beverages, so why should players be excluded?
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People are allowed to drink on airplanes. they serve alcoholic beverages, so why should players be excluded?
Because they're not traveling on thier own "dime". The league pays for everything and is responsible. This is no different than the company you work for holding an event. If they allowed alcohol to be served, and if you drank and say got into a car wreck. Then the company could very well be held accountable.

The league is just looking out for the league. Which SHOULD be looking out for itself.

I'm pretty sure if they want to be stupid on their own time (and have drinks on flights with say their family on vacation) then that's their buisness. When the league foots the bill and they're "members" of an orginization. Then the rules alter.
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People are allowed to drink on airplanes. they serve alcoholic beverages, so why should players be excluded?
After several incidents involving DUIs and such that left some pro athletes dead, all of the major leagues are cracking down on this.
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Is this an arguement or just a statement ?
Statement I agree it should have been done along time ago.

That being said this has been a bad off season for the NFL there has been alot of stuff making the NFL look pretty shady. I'm glad RG is laying the law down it is about time someone did.
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This is kind of ********, they should make it legal for teams to ban alcohol, but not blanket ban it all together, why punish the good guys who just have a quiet couple of drinks because some morons go over board?
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If we could start drinking in the field house after HS football, the pro's should be able to do so.


is what im talking about
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is what im talking about
Isn't the legal drinking age 21 in the USA? How could any high school kids drink legally?
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Stupid rule. Who cares if they toss back a few? If they can't due it on NFL anything, they will just go out to bars, and be even more public about it.
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Stupid rule. Who cares if they toss back a few? If they can't due it on NFL anything, they will just go out to bars, and be even more public about it.
Are you allowed to drink at work? ;)
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Isn't the legal drinking age 21 in the USA? How could any high school kids drink legally?
is not legal. just saying it happened.

Whenever we won, someone who was in college and used to play for us would buy us a bottle or 2 and we would pass it around in the field house before going home and getting ready to go out to someones house for a party/get together.
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this doesnt say that nfl players cant drink at all, just not at team parties and stuff....
people can live without a drink for a day or 2...

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is not legal. just saying it happened.

Whenever we won, someone who was in college and used to play for us would buy us a bottle or 2 and we would pass it around in the field house before going home and getting ready to go out to someones house for a party/get together.
This is irrelevant because it is illegal...
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Are you allowed to drink at work? ;)
On Fridays we start having beers at about 3:30pm when we don't close till 5:30, we're sensible, only have one or two, sometimes if its really quiet and I'm doing paperwork I'll have a third, we've never had a problem.
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What is the point of this? Why shouldnt players be allowed to have a drink on the plane after a game? Not only that, but like you said it applies to everyone, a player or coach could have his family or friend/guest there and they cant have a drink, the owner cant have one...To me, its just uneccesary. Is it important that teams be allowed to have drinks? Of course not. But what exactly is so bad about having some drinks that he thinks it needs to be banned entirely.

Goodell is trying to be a disciplinarian and clean up this league and Im all for it. But he walks a fine line. If hes gonna do this right, he needs to have the support of players/coaches/owners, etc., they have to feel that he's being fair in his methods. If the suspensions are excessive (as they have been) and players/coaches/etc feel they are having their freedom unnecessarily cut down upon, then comes resentment. And Goodell can only be a succsefull commish if he has the support and respect of the people in the league, and he needs to remember that.
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is not legal. just saying it happened.

Whenever we won, someone who was in college and used to play for us would buy us a bottle or 2 and we would pass it around in the field house before going home and getting ready to go out to someones house for a party/get together.
awwwwwwww cute did it make you feel like a big boy?
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On Fridays we start having beers at about 3:30pm when we don't close till 5:30, we're sensible, only have one or two, sometimes if its really quiet and I'm doing paperwork I'll have a third, we've never had a problem.
That's what should be allowed. They are adults, and should be able to hold themselves responsible for their actions. You don't hear that Jim Sorgi was poundin down shots then going out to strip clubs and beating hoes down.

Besides, we all know they are gonna do it anyway. Nobody is gonna go and tell Papa Goodell that somebody had a beer at a team catered event.
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That's what should be allowed. They are adults, and should be able to hold themselves responsible for their actions. You don't hear that Jim Sorgi was poundin down shots then going out to strip clubs and beating hoes down.

Besides, we all know they are gonna do it anyway. Nobody is gonna go and tell Papa Goodell that somebody had a beer at a team catered event.
Did you not hear about the baseball player who was DUIing after practice, got into an accident, and died? Teams just want to protect themselves from this.
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