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Report: Fins Locker Room A Mess Over Money
CBS Miami ^ | 11/3/13

Posted on 11/05/2013 2:11:07 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

...more and more details are coming to light about some of the alleged problems inside of the Dolphins locker room...

According to Adam Beasley from CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald...

One young defensive player, whose privacy I’m protecting, has literally gone broke because he’s been pressured to pay for older players,” Beasley wrote on Twitter Sunday afternoon. “They’ve gotten sucked into the Miami lifestyle, and the veterans are using the younger player as an ATM, I’m told.”

Beasley continued saying a younger Dolphins player “was handed the tab for a $30,000 team dinner. The rookie minimum this year is around $400,000.”

(Excerpt) Read more at miami.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: money; nfl; sports
The NFL will lecture America on how bad Rush Limbaugh is...keeping him from having an ownership stake in a team...but looks the other way when their thug players extort money from others.

Oh, by the way...the NFL is also desperately seeking for a way to get some lineman to declare publicly his practice of sodomy, so that the league can celebrate that behavior, too. All part of being "inclusive", ya know.

Unless being inclusive means allowing outspoken conservatives a voice in ownership, not stealing from your teammates, and supporting traditional marriage.

1 posted on 11/05/2013 2:11:07 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

This young lady is Fergie of the singing group Black Eyed Peas. That stain on her pants is her own urine, as she wet herself while performing.

She is part owner of the Miami Dolphins.

She is considered worthy of being an owner in the NFL.

Not Rush Limbaugh. I guess Rush has never publicly peed his pants, so he was excluded.

2 posted on 11/05/2013 2:14:26 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Lets put this all into prospective.

The owners are screwing older players by offering them less and less as they grow older and less capable.

The owners are screwing the fans by rigging up various cost packages at the stadium, the seating, the food, the beverages, the parking, and package of game tickets.

The local city councils are screwing the owners by refusing to pay for costly renovations or new stadiums.

The owners are screwing the cities by talking packing up and moving outside of the city, the county, and the state.

The junior players are getting screwed by their agents and dimwitted financial advisers.

The agents are getting screwed by stupid players who sign a big contract, but then turn around and do nothing for four years and can’t get another big contract ever again in their lives.

The fans are screwed by the teams over high-cost jackets, hats and coffins designed with the team logos.

The older retired players are screwed by the league and owners over head injury issues.

The list of the screwed goes on and on. What’s new exactly by this story?


3 posted on 11/05/2013 2:25:13 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: SoFloFreeper

Nothing in this makes sense...are these not grown men? If some jerk handed me a $30,000 tab that was not mine, I’d tell him him to go stuff it.


4 posted on 11/05/2013 2:32:50 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

So it’s a full-pad scrimmage and the fellow next to you on the line “accidentally” is blocked over to the side of your knee and ‘pow’ in an instant your ACL is torn to pieces. Now you’re out for the season or forever. People who resist the bullying always seem to have accidents when they least expect it. Spending that amount of time with other grown men is not all roses and happy juice.


5 posted on 11/05/2013 2:40:25 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Portcall24
Spending that amount of time with other grown men is not all roses and happy juice.

They may be grown, but these idiots are not men.

6 posted on 11/05/2013 2:43:26 AM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yet half of America will sit catatonic in front of the boob tube all Sunday afternoons from September to January watching the games...


7 posted on 11/05/2013 2:44:10 AM PST by abb
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To: Timber Rattler
Nothing in this makes sense...are these not grown men? If some jerk handed me a $30,000 tab that was not mine, I’d tell him him to go stuff it.

Same here, but we had to deal with this sort of crap the old fashioned way. Like my Father taught me, you have to stand up to bullies, go right after them! Jonathan Martin should have slugged Richie Incognito in the nose. I bet you Incognito would have backed right off. The coaching staff is at fault as well for allowing this sort of atmosphere to poison the team.

8 posted on 11/05/2013 2:52:44 AM PST by rochester_veteran (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Fzob

All professional Football players are Mercenaries.

I have never understood how fans get so fired up over team of mercenaries. They cheer for their city when no one from their city is playing.

If you want to see a good football game go out to your local High School.


9 posted on 11/05/2013 2:55:45 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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I have never understood pro football. It is utterly boring, and it is not even fun to bet on. Why people get paid millions of dollars to run and jump, while contributing nothing of real value to society baffles me.

College football on the other hand, can be quite exciting.


10 posted on 11/05/2013 3:07:24 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: rochester_veteran

You are absolutely correct...bullying stops when you bust that bully in the jaw

Conflict Resolution nonsense...equating the bully or offender with the victim...encourages bullying and violence

Also...there is a lack of control from the coaching staff


11 posted on 11/05/2013 3:13:14 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: RINO Hunting Season)
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To: SoFloFreeper

And the Dolphins ownership is pumping $$$ for Rick Scott’s re election campaign...the Governor will give the Fins a new stadium if re elected

All three FL NFL teams are Basket Cases...at least the Fins win a few


12 posted on 11/05/2013 3:18:45 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: RINO Hunting Season)
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To: SoFloFreeper
For a long time I've had this theory that most professional athletes -- no matter how much they're paid -- end up five years after the end of their career in the same financial condition they would have been if they had never signed a contract to play professional sports.

These players sound like a bunch of third graders who suddenly found $10 million in a bag of cash in the school yard and conspired to keep it to themselves rather than turn it over to the police.

13 posted on 11/05/2013 4:12:44 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: abb

It is disgusting and true.


14 posted on 11/05/2013 4:14:44 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: abb

I am glad I am not one of them. The endless sports keep the LIVs under control.

If I am tube viewing on a Sunday afternoon, it is ME-tv or BBC America.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 4:27:17 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: wally_bert

panem et circenses (bread and circuses)


16 posted on 11/05/2013 4:29:08 AM PST by abb
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To: pepsionice

Moral of the story: Do not support professional sports in any way; this includes buying anything from their sponsors.

I stopped watching professional sports years ago and go out of my way to not buy those products which are endorsed by sports “stars”.


17 posted on 11/05/2013 4:37:50 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dsrtsage

Only in football do players, after being behind in the score 42-0, dance in the end zone after scoring.

No thanks.


18 posted on 11/05/2013 4:39:43 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Alberta's Child

You could give these guys $10 Billion each. And next year at this time they would be broke.


19 posted on 11/05/2013 4:40:26 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Don't know if you're aware of this but Fergie peeing herself is as a result of her prior Methamphetamine use - once again, proving your point. ;-)
20 posted on 11/05/2013 4:46:39 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: All

By golly I think I’ve found the script for Grumpy Old Men III (and the cast).


21 posted on 11/05/2013 4:46:44 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: pepsionice
Wonderful summary...so what do we do to solve all these problems?

Easy..we change the name of the Redskins..

22 posted on 11/05/2013 4:49:37 AM PST by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: Timber Rattler

They’re all getting money for nothing and the Chics are free.


23 posted on 11/05/2013 5:13:31 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: dsrtsage

I have had almost zero interest in sports after age 13 or so. My spousal unit in recent years has become the big sports watcher and sometime ticket buyer.

Pro ball from what little I’ve been subjected to is nothing but gang colors and over used effects with absurd blabber for commentary.

At one time I hated sports in general in the early 2000s. At that time I was in public TV land and the cabal of management types who also worked all the good paying freelance gigs and loved to trumpet to the lowly mortals came up with a big money loser. ETV sports sucked up and screwed up almost every weekend.

Most of it was high school and junior college stuff that few people cared about.

I fought it for years for a few reasons and after finally winning some concessions from the cabal leader (after I had to say veteran and lawsuit in the same sentence), I went on some. I mellowed back to being indifferent.

It went back to hate for the time I was there when that person had the nerve to tell me and the rest of the mere mortals that we should have to watch sports at home on weekends to get better handles on doing replays and the like.

A selling point (outright lie) by the leader was if we lowly ones got really good there was (none) of getting in on the good paying stuff. We all knew for the longest time that one had to be in right clique. That was all that mastered. Merit and ability didn’t mean so much.

He didn’t take it so well when I said I will not waste good digital cable on ballgames and preferred turner classic and the history channel.


24 posted on 11/05/2013 5:15:25 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The more I read about this, the less I understand it. NUTZ.


25 posted on 11/05/2013 5:22:36 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: pepsionice

Why is it screwing older players to pay them less when they are older and less able?


26 posted on 11/05/2013 5:30:04 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SoFloFreeper

From the discussion I saw last night before the Green Bay/Chicago game, this is a complete breakdown of the locker room hierarchy. The retired players who were on the panel said the senior members of the team should have put a stop to that crap ages ago. They said it is up to the experienced members and leaders on the team to make sure this kind of stuff doesn’t happen and when they hear about it (and you can bet they did) they should put a stop to it before it ever reaches the proportions that it did. The guys on the panel were disgusted with the situation.


27 posted on 11/05/2013 5:32:55 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
“Why people get paid millions of dollars to run and jump, while contributing nothing of real value to society baffles me.”...

I damn near got fired once when I said the same thing. The players contribute NOTHING (directly) to the gross national product yet people worship them almost as much as the demodummies worship odumbo. I don't buy it, have only been to one professional football game in my lifetime (forced to march at halftime) and have no plans to ever attend one.

28 posted on 11/05/2013 6:17:07 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Venturer
Players who excel at their positions are treated like royalty starting in high school and into college so it's no surprise that they are dis functional.
29 posted on 11/05/2013 8:32:10 AM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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