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Titans' Jones, Cincy's Henry punished for conduct

Comish lays down the law
Titans' Jones suspended for season

Bravo, Roger Goodell! Bravo!

Pro sports finally found themselves a commissioner with a pair of brass ones, and may I say "IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME!"

Goodell, like a real leader, levied serious punishment on Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam Jones and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry and sent a message to the rest of the thugs in the league that criminal tendencies will no longer be tolerated by the league.

Can I get a "Hallelujah" from the congregation?

Goodell belted Jones with a full year suspension and slapped Henry with eight games -- both without pay.

"We must protect the integrity of the NFL," Commissioner Goodell said. "The highest standards of conduct must be met by everyone in the NFL because it is a privilege to represent the NFL, not a right. These players, and all members of our league, have to make the right choices and decisions in their conduct on a consistent basis."

In a letter to each player, Commissioner Goodell wrote: "Your conduct has brought embarrassment and ridicule upon yourself, your club, and the NFL, and has damaged the reputation of players throughout the league. You have put in jeopardy an otherwise promising NFL career, and have risked both your own safety and the safety of others through your off-field actions. In each of these respects, you have engaged in conduct detrimental to the NFL and failed to live up to the standards expected of NFL players. Taken as a whole, this conduct warrants significant sanction."

You can read more about each player's stipulations for reinstatement at

Of course, the question is "What effect will these actions have on Jones, Henry and other players?"

I think Jones is beyond redemption. He's reckless and probably not a great investor. Now he's going to have financial needs and no way to pay them. Good luck, there, "Pacman."

I think Henry will have learned his lesson, and he should consider himself lucky that he didn't dig too deep a hole.

The rest of the players? Time will tell. I think Goodell probably got through to more than not, but there will always be a few bad apples. The good news is: The NFL won't turn into the NBA.

There's a new sheriff in town, and his name is Clyde. (Right, "Pacman"?)


Roger Goodell's punishment of Adam Jones and Chris Henry are ...

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