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View Poll Results: How long should Albert Haynesworth be suspended?
Lifetime 1 7.69%
Two years 1 7.69%
Rest of the 2006 season 8 61.54%
Four games or so 2 15.38%
1-2 games 0 0%
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Haynesworth stomps on Gurode's head

I think this is the dirtiest thing I've ever seen on a football field.

Haynesworth should be fined, suspended for the remainder of the season, and face criminal assault charges.

I'd guess Gurode said or did something earlier in the game to provoke Haynesworth, but that kind of attack -- and it was a flat-out attack -- cannot be justified. Maybe Haynesworth missed the Zidane controversy this summer.

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Old 10-02-2006, 05:42 PM   #2
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I voted two years.
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:16 PM   #3
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The league just went five games.

Reports are that the suspension will cost Haynesworth just under $200,000, and that he does not plan to appeal it. Additionally, the Nashville PD has publicly said that it will prosecute Haynesworth if Gurode chooses to press charges (which I suspect he will not).

I realize this is a record suspension, but it seems insufficient to me. Testing positive for weed or ephedrine is a four-game suspension, and stomping a guy's forehead with your cleats is only one game more than that? I don't think anything less than the whole season is appropriate. I wonder if the possibility of a challenge from the players union affected the league's decision.
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:51 PM   #4
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I would have gone with the remainder of the season. I think that is what Bertuzzi got in the NHL for the cheap shot he took a couple of years ago.

I doubt that a lifetime ban would have held up in court or by an arbiter and a two year suspension seems a bit harsh.
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:52 PM   #5
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I found the suspension the league gave him fine. As you said, it is going to cost him $200,000 and also the Titans made it sound like they are going to punish him also.

It is a first time offense and Haynesworth made it apparent that he was sorry and just lost his head in the heat of the moment.

I think that the embarrassment of having everyone see this play on national TV and the suspension with no pay is a good enough punishment for a first time offense.
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:06 PM   #6
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I found the suspension the league gave him fine. As you said, it is going to cost him $200,000 and also the Titans made it sound like they are going to punish him also.
Just to clarify Fisher went on record as saying they would punish him further if the team thought that the league's punishment was not sufficient enough.

If I am not mistaken the new CBA only allows teams to suspend a player for up to six games as a result of the TO fiasco in Philly last year. So, I believe, the most he could end up missing is 11 games.
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:45 AM   #7
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The dirtiest thing on a football field? No way. Ask poor chump about the big lugie spat in his face by Bill Romanowski. That's as bad as it gets in my opinion. Actually, it wasn't that much of a shock to me. It's the mentality of 80% of the guys in that league. They're a bunch of thugs.
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:46 AM   #8
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No way. 30 stitches TO YOUR FACE compared to spit you just wash off?? I'm not buying it bro.
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The dirtiest thing on a football field? No way. Ask poor chump about the big lugie spat in his face by Bill Romanowski. That's as bad as it gets in my opinion. Actually, it wasn't that much of a shock to me. It's the mentality of 80% of the guys in that league. They're a bunch of thugs.
Am I seeing things or is dirtywhiteboy back in town?

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It's all opinion, Aloha Steve, but I'm sticking to my original statement. DISEASE can be spread through saliva. I'll take stitches in a hospital environment vs. BODILY FLUID spat in my face anytime.
And, howdy, Ellis...I promise I'll behave.
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DISEASE can be spread through saliva. I'll take stitches in a hospital environment vs. BODILY FLUID spat in my face anytime.
Especially coming from Romo You may have a point
But seriously, I think you have a greater chance of being injured from having your face cut open form someone's shoes (infection) then being spit on. BUt like you said - matter of opinion.
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I think this is the dirtiest thing I've ever seen on a football field...
Agreed. I voted a lifetime ban as this Haynesworth character has done this sort of thing at least four (4) times previously (though not as serious as this caught on tape stomping). Piousness in the locker room doesn't cut it... he should never play the game again... ever.
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I would have gone with the remainder of the season. I think that is what Bertuzzi got in the NHL for the cheap shot he took a couple of years ago.

I doubt that a lifetime ban would have held up in court or by an arbiter and a two year suspension seems a bit harsh.
I voted the rest of the season, too. That was the most reprehensible thing I have seen in sports in a long time........
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:43 PM   #14
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On this "Which is worse: This, or spitting" argument:

Spitting is more on an insulting gesture. If you are big enough, you can just laugh at the spitter and choose not be insulted by it (the possibility of catching a disease that way is too remote to consider).

You can't, however, choose not to be injured by cleats burrowed an inch and a half into your face.
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Am I the only one here who has been on the bottom of a football pile before?
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