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jvill 51

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  1. That’s his best case if all this is true and he does get charged. I’m sure the main purpose was mob/organized crime/gambling related. But like you said neither statute mentions gambling or any motive at all, and I can think of a few examples where gambling wouldn’t have to come into play and they’d prosecute. This isn’t an apples to apples to comparison to a typical commercial business, which have their own commercial bribery laws which do mention things like the employer/employee relationship. Sports, or more specifically sports events, are governed differently as it relates to bribery.
  2. And here’s the Florida law: Again, not seeing anything that would exempt Ross. Besides, ya know, billionaires going to prison not really being a thing we do too often.
  3. While I doubt there’s any cases that resolve it one way or another, I’m failing to see why there would or should be an exemption for the owner of the team. For one the statute is written broadly and makes no exceptions at all. And second what’s the practical or public policy reason for an exception? Should the head coach also be exempted if he offered the kicker 100 grand to miss a game winning kick? The GM? If the owners buddy put down 2 mill on the game the owner could offer the head coach cash to lose with no legal consequences? Or, like the exact situation here, where the owner also has a sizeable investment in a Sportsbook?
  4. https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/224
  5. I mean if the allegations are true he committed a federal felony. Beyond that I’m guessing the NFL has a match fixing rule in the books but I’m not sure this would fit squarely. And I’m also sure there’s a catch all “integrity of the game” or some such provision. Plus there’s the tampering allegations which are squarely against the rules, and then the allegations that Flores refusing to accept a bribe or break tampering rules caused a hostile work environment and led to his ouster. So yeah… I don’t think the no punishment thing is gonna work here if all this stuff is true.
  6. For the Jets sake I hope there wouldn’t be a forced sale, but there probably would be. Beyond that anything less than 3 first round picks and an 8 figure fine seems too light. If there’s a path where he keeps ownership, he should absolutely be forced to divest from whatever gaming company it was he invested in. Oh and beyond the NFL’s punishment, he should be prosecuted and serve felony jail time if convicted.
  7. Stephen Ross offered Flores $100k to tutor his kids on the history of the Supreme Court. Please try to keep up.
  8. Lol what? No way. Up until this point every Supreme Court nomination has been given to the singular most qualified member of the legal profession completely irrespective of race, gender, creed, or political affiliation. Just so happens that 108 of those 115 times, the winner of that year’s lawyer skills competition was a white man whose politics lined up with the current presidents’. Luck of the draw.
  9. I’ve got the exact opposite view here. There’s simply no way the NFL could have actually determined that there’s no merit to the allegations mere hours after the lawsuit was filed. To me it’s pretty clear that they don’t want to know. A. The public will expect to see the results of any investigation and more importantly B. Anything they find will be discoverable if this lawsuit survives to the discovery phase, so there won’t be any sweeping this under the rug like they did with their trove of emails from the Snyder “investigation”. As for the law firm I saw mention that they’re among the best in the business at these types of cases, but there’s some sloppiness/grandstanding in the complaint that doesn’t come off well IMO.
  10. Taking the Rooney Rule stuff out of for a second: it is a bit, let’s say, interesting, that the NFL did not even feign like they will do any digging into allegations that the owner of a team tried to bribe the coach to throw games.
  11. I didn’t think he had much to stand on with the Giants interviewing Graham and Frazier as well but a second look at the Rooney Rule and the timing warrants a little further examination. To start, the Rooney Rule has different requirements for virtual and in person interviews, and in house candidates don’t count. You need two external diverse interviewees for the the first round of interviews and one for in person interviews. Second, Belichick sent those texts 1/24, the day the Giants started conducting in person interviews. At that time the public interview list/schedule was Quinn Daboll Flores Graham. Flores would have been the only candidate to satisfy the Rooney Rule requirement as Graham is in house. Only late the next night does Frazier get added to the list, when it was assumed by most reporting the day before that the Giants would make a decision after interviewing Graham. The obvious question that occurs to me there is was Frazier added to the list because word got back to the Giants about BB’s slip up? Or is there another explanation? Not looking to get into a discussion here about the merits of the Rooney Rule or if the Giants were actually discriminating in the hiring practices here, as I think there’s not enough to go on yet to make that determination. Just think that dismissing this out of hand because the Giants would have complied with the Rooney Rule with or without interviewing Flores, which is what I was initially thinking, isn’t exactly so straight forward if you dive in a little more.
  12. After a quick search I found this. Not as good as QT but might work: https://us21.chatzy.com/63001968830473 EDIT: eh maybe not. Says they limit you to 10 visitors unless you pay for the premium version but not sure if that’s at the same time or total.
  13. lol yeah it’s not really that much harder. But it does prevent you from using some process of elimination strategies, like using two completely different words to start or moving letters around if you already found them in the correct spot, etc.
  14. I have a decent chunk of change invested in crypto and a part of me hopes I lose it all solely because of all the memes and lingo
  15. Just don’t know if I’ll have the time next week unfortunately
  16. Yup. Worst I’ve ever seen, and the refs as a whole this season have been as bad as I can remember.
  17. Oh yeah I’m sure they’ll still blow it. But felt like a “**** you” drive and I’m glad they at least got that moment lol.
  18. If you had told me Sunday morning that either Mike White was going throw for 400 yards in a Jets win or this thread would stay open this long, I would have picked Mike White without hesitation.
  19. Counterpoint: though not a player, the Ape is a perfect nickname for @Integrity28
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