Haynesworth May Appeal Suspension

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  1. goTitans.com

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    SUMMARY: DT Albert Haynesworth, who was given a five game suspension yesterday for stepping on the head of Cowboys C Andre Gurode may appeal the decision in conjunction with the NFL Players Association. Gurode's agent, Kennard McGuire, said his client visited a plastic surgeon on Monday though it was not determined if surgery would be required. Nashville Metro Police informed Gurode he could pursue a criminal action against Haynesworth. The Cowboys indicated that Gurode did not wish to do so, but McGuire said the matter may not be dead. The suspension will cost Haynesworth $190,070 — $38,014 per game. He can return to action for Tennessee's Nov. 19 game at Philadelphia.

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  2. Broken Record

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    I think the Center for the Eagles better lock his chin strap.
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  3. Ewker

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    They talked about this on the radio this morning. It will probably be Upshaw who does this. Right or wrong the players union will step up and appeal it.
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  4. Vigsted

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    Well I think the suspension should be accepted, but maybe cut the payloss to 70% or something. A $200k fine seems a little too much, imo.
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    I've always stood up for Albert, but if he appeals this I'll be disappointed. If he is as truly contrite and remorseful as he says, he needs to shut his mouth and pay the piper.
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  6. Vigsted

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    I don't think Albert will have much input at all, I think the NFLPA is likely to appeal it as a matter of principle.

    Think about it, Albert can probably afford to loose $200k, but what about the 3rd or 4th round pick who might get in a similar situation?
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  7. dg1979us

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    But he isnt getting fined 200k, he is just not getting paid for the games he is suspended for. So a player not making the same type of money Albert is, wouldnt be losing nearly as much either.
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  8. Vigsted

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    No but my point is Albert loses his salary, big deal, he's got a lot of money in bonuses that can't be taken away. A 3rd round pick won't have a lot of bonus money and therefore cutting his salary will hit him much harder.
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    But that is the point. A player making less money than Albert wouldnt lose as much as Albert. He isnt getting paid because he isnt playing. I have no problem with a player not getting a paycheck for the games they miss because of suspension. If you need the money that bad, then dont get suspended.
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  10. Titans2008

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    Here's a thought: don't stick your foot in other people's faces and keep your money.
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