. . . MOAR POPCORNS!!
To begin, neither the NFL nor the Glorious World Championship Enemy Scattering [Get on with it.--Ed.] Patriots are willing to agree who
suspended "Frick and Frack." Since in its punishment the NFL Troy Vincent demands that the Pats apply
to him if they wish to reinstate either, the NFL claim they did not want them suspended sort of, well, adds up as well as all of their other claims.
It became an "optics" thing where the NFL encouraged some reporters who carry its water to "wonder" "if the Patriots are innocent WHY DEY SUSPENDS FRICK AND FRACK?!!!!"
"Because . . . uh . . . they demanded us to?"
So . . .
What does appear clear today is that NFL VP of Football Operations Troy Vincent has requested to meet with Patriots equipment staffer John Jastremski and locker room attendant Jim McNally before either is reinstated by the franchise. ["Snip!"--Ed.]
However,there are conflicting reports on what exactly Vincent would like to talk about. Quelle surprise An NFL.com report said that Jastremski and McNally could face discipline for what the NFL believes they did with the footballs. Their alleged actions — including texts and video surveillance — were detailed in the league-sanctioned Wells report. Meanwhile, Pro Football Talk reports that there is no discipline coming. According to the story, Vincent wants only to discuss the duo's role going forward. It also states that the Patriots will have representation in the room during the meeting.
The Boston Sun
Now . . . if the NFL maintains it did NOT want Frick and Frack suspended, how can it punish them? If they do NOT punish them, how can it maintain that Brady's punishment . . . and the Patriots punishment . . . is "just?"
The problem is Frick and Frack are not under any union or CBA rules that I am aware of. There are probably "Disclosure Agreements" with the Patriots
but if either or both had "We'z gots Evidences--thanks!--that Bob Kraft deflates balls!" I would sort of suspect Kraft, the Pats, and all would have caved quickly. So would Brady. Anyways, assuming, then, that Frick and Frack did not
break t3h r00lz, if they are
punished they can certainly sue the NFL. There is no CBA unless there is some sort of "By Being Our Employee You Agree to Suck Goodell Dick as Well." So all of the excuses Goodell and the NFL used in the appeal should not protect them.