COWBOYS GETTING FINED FOR PACMAN SUSPENSION

That sound you hear off in the distance is Jerry Jones’ head exploding.
Per Adam Schefter of NFLN, the Cowboys will be fined up to $200,000 for the suspension of Pacman Jones.
Specifically, the Cowboys will pay Pacman’s salary — $20,588 per game — to the league for each game of his suspension.  The penalty applies even if the Cowboys release Jones.
Jones’ base salary for 2008 is $700,000.  This translates to a rate of $41,176 per game, which means that the fine represents 50 percent of the pay Jones would have received but for the suspension.
The fine is the result of a previously unknown (at least by us) rule that became effective on August 1.  For the first player suspended on a given team during a given league year, no fine applies.  For the second player suspended, a portion of the player’s salary is paid as a fine.
The amount of the fine is capped at $200,000 to $500,000 per suspension.
The new fine procedure applies to suspensions under the Personal Conduct Policy, the substance-abuse policy, and the policy regarding anabolic steroids and related substances.
Because Cowboys receiver Mike Jefferson was suspended four games for violating the steroids policy, Jones’ suspension triggers the new policy.
It’s unclear whether this rule supersedes the provision effective as of June 1, which makes teams subject to fines for suspensions arising under the Personal Conduct Policy, presumably without regard to whether it was a team’s first or second suspended player of a given league year.

48 responses to “COWBOYS GETTING FINED FOR PACMAN SUSPENSION

  1. It’s a good thing those owners are able to screw over the taxpayers so well.
    They might go broke!

  2. AWESOME! Its about time that teams like Dallas that pay no respect to the character or thugfullness of their players start getting fined. Now I just can’t wait till Roy Williams catches nine balls in a loss. TO will go postal on the entire organization. I love it!!

  3. Here come the cowboy hate and how its a team of thugs and dickheads…but really other than pacman and t.o 2 high profile douchbags there are no problems with any bullshit, even tank johnson has been good, but no its a team of thugs and crooks. the only team in the NFL that has no arrests since florio began his turd watch. so hate on haters

  4. It SHOULD have cost them a first round pick….
    oh yeah….
    they already GAVE that away.
    Do owners count under the personal conduct policy? Jerry drinking wine on the sidelines during a game sure sounds like a conduct issue to me.

  5. Is the commish going to fine himself for letting pac man back in the league in the first place? That is a f’n joke, no matter what team it is.

  6. If you sign/trade for a player who has baggage, shouldn’t you by default also be getting their baggage?
    Reminds me of my ex, lol.

  7. ROGER SHOULD fine HIM 1,000,000.00. For being an idiot and making his life (Rogers) A bit more stressful than it’s needs to be.

  8. shukey11, I’m sure the lack of arrests for cowgirls players has nothing to do with Jerry Jones paying off cops and generally owning the city of Dallas…

  9. Man, the Bengals are going to have to take out a loan to pay their fines. Oh wait, that’s right only the Dallas Cowboys get hit under this rule. All the other teams with multiple suspensions this year get a pass.

  10. This is a horrible, horrible policy. It is unfair, and the potential for abuse is far too great. Teams should not be penalized for the off the field conduct of their players or employees unless the players or employees are acting as representatives for the team at the time.
    There is no way a team can police their players 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and it is simply impossible to know which player is going to succumb to the pressures and tempations associated with being an NFL player.
    A lot of people are going to applaud this move because it is against a genuine turd in Pacman, and/or against the Cowboys, but it stinks. Sooner or later, it’s going to happen to other teams, and when it does, you can bet there will be a lot of complaining from their fans.

  11. BEAUTIFUL!
    P.S. Jerry Jones hires off duty police to baby sit his players, so it’s understandable why Tank hasn’t been in trouble……wink, wink.

  12. Socio Fan, You sir are a dumbass. A first for given a guy a shot at giving his life together. I Find this completely ascinine. All of the BS with the Bengals. All the effort JJ went through to keep this s head out of trouble. Not having a guy arrested in years and THE COWBOYS are gettin popped. That is bullshit.
    Pacman was not even arrested.
    The only good thing out of this is hopefully JJ will have the skin on his head loosened enough where he will come to his scenses and not bring this douche back.
    This will also deter people like Chris Henry and others getting more shots which I like.
    Does not TO and Ocho Stinko and people like that give the league as bad a press as anyone else?

  13. What happens if the suspension becomes indefinite after four games (this is Pacman after all)? Does it automatically go to the maximum fine or can the Cowboys save some money and a lot of trouble by releasing him? That is truly cutting your losses.

  14. Lol, here come all the haters with their idiotic comments…
    Back on topic, I really don’t agree with the rule, in the sense that I think the suspensions should be limited to the same type of infraction: i.e. if multiple players get suspended for being criminals, aholes or other violations of personal conduct, that is without a doubt on the teams shoulders for signing turds and they should be held accountable. In the same manner, if multiple players were caught for substance violations, you could argue that a team was encouraging these violations, or that they were at least aware of what was going on.
    But mixing a single case of substance abuse with a single case of player misconduct is stupid. In every day language the rule states that it is “the players responsibility for what they put in their body”. If that’s the case, how can you hold the team responsible??
    I’m not saying this bc I’m a Cowboys fan. I’m perfectly okay with Dallas being fined solely based on the Pacman stuff.
    But doing this by lumping these two unrelated issues together is BS, and not something I would be okay with even if it happened to the Skins or the Pats, two teams I really dislike.

  15. Hey Shukey, it’s kind of hard to have an arrest on the Cowboys when the cops don’t write the name on the police report, right? Wonder how many other Cowboys got out of an arrest b/c they are a Cowboy?

  16. monger says:
    October 17th, 2008 at 3:35 pm
    This is a horrible, horrible policy. It is unfair, and the potential for abuse is far too great. Teams should not be penalized for the off the field conduct of their players or employees unless the players or employees are acting as representatives for the team at the time.
    There is no way a team can police their players 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and it is simply impossible to know which player is going to succumb to the pressures and tempations associated with being an NFL player.
    A lot of people are going to applaud this move because it is against a genuine turd in Pacman, and/or against the Cowboys, but it stinks. Sooner or later, it’s going to happen to other teams, and when it does, you can bet there will be a lot of complaining from their fans.
    _______________________
    No I applaud it roundly. I’m a Steeler fan and from your other posts I have to assume it won’t apply to us anyway. 🙂
    This was not a surprise. No one needed a crystal ball to see this coming. Even if it costs 200k in fines that’s probably a wash from the support cost JJ was incurring to keep Pacman out of trouble. 200 to 500k is not going to break any NFL club. JJ had the opportunity to lower his exposure to this type of fine but chose not to. Action, consequence. I don’t see the problem.

  17. Why would Jerry’s head explode? He’s building a BILLION dollar stadium. Maybe you haven’t noticed how filthy ****ing rich he has. Everyone else sees it.
    God Almighty, Florio. In the words of Floyd Mayweather, “Step your game up.”

  18. Fine the team? C’mon….this is absurd. Pacman is a grown man (not that he acts like one). I’m a Redskins fan and think this is BS. This guy is going fine crazy. Calm down Goodell! We’re travelling down a treacherous road with all the fines.

  19. “Hey Shukey, it’s kind of hard to have an arrest on the Cowboys when the cops don’t write the name on the police report, right?
    You’re just not a very smart person, are you?
    On a side note, I’m sure that Jones is checking his other pants pocket for the dough to pay the fine.

  20. “200 to 500k is not going to break any NFL club.”
    It would probably break those busted-ass Rooney brothers.

  21. “and that sound is so sweet sounding! ”
    You should head the department of redundancy department, wince.

  22. How can you have a range of $300,000 and call it “capped”? Isn’t the purpose of a cap (and its true definition) for the purpose of protecting someone from it going any higher?
    “The amount of the fine is capped at $200,000 to $500,000 per suspension.”
    That’s a moving target in my book.

  23. Man I thought Vox was still workin on the preious posts. good to have you here buddy. now finish up and jump on to the next one.

  24. I will tell Jerry Jones not to sweat it, Vox will make up for the losses by buying more jerseys.
    I love this, sign a turd and pay for his turdish behavior. It strikes me as fair as you can get.

  25. Vox, why drag someone’s mom into it? It’s not like you’d share your thug boyfriend with her anyway.

  26. sockpocket, you noticed that too about box vaginas. nowhere to be found during the day of the pacturd suspension, but when most working folks are in bed, box sneaks out of his bedroom while his mom goes to work the streets, and he is all over it.

  27. “Pacman was not even arrested.”
    What you mean by the officer who is now being investigated for filing a report with considerable inaccuracies ? Please, its clear the cop covered this up bigtime for his favorite team.

  28. I love how everybody thinks that Florio is out to get his team and call him a “hater”. Florio posts negative stories about EVERYONE, Cowboys fans. This month, its your turn. Suck it up.

  29. Can’t wait until this new bullshit rule applies to all the other teams.
    can’t wait to hear the teams that REALLY DO have problems whining about this rule. (RAIDERS, BENGALS, PANTHERS, EVERYONE ELSE)
    seriously this is dumb.
    Is the Commish (GOD/HITLER) going to fine himself for letting pac man back in the league in the first place?
    he should. him and Jerry should split the fine 50/50. after all it took the two of them to make it happen.

  30. bored_of_seinfeld_jokes says:
    October 17th, 2008 at 6:55 pm
    I love how everybody thinks that Florio is out to get his team and call him a “hater”. Florio posts negative stories about EVERYONE, Cowboys fans. This month, its your turn. Suck it up.
    Finally, someone that can appreciate my screen name, hahahaha. Everyone forgets how Florio had a thing for Vick, then he had a thing for Vince Young, then he had a thing for Coach Childress, then he had a thing for Pacman, next week he is going to have a thing for Larry Johnson, so on and so forth. He is definately an equal opportunity hater, and when he is “hating” your team, just wait a few weeks, and he will find a new event to hate.

  31. saintsfan504 – – Wouldn’t it be nice if these websites required IQ tests prior to posting? Would keep turds like you from cluttering up the sites with stupid comments.

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