WILFORK MEETING WITH THE COMMISH

A league source tells us that Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is meeting in New York today with Commissioner Roger Goodell and Executive V.P. of Football Operations Ray Anderson.  The meeting could result in a suspension of Wilfork, the Pats’ starting nose tackle (and one-time on-air nose picker).
The meeting is scheduled to commence after the powers-that-be meet with Chiefs running back Larry Johnson, who faces a suspension for multiple alleged violations of the Personal Conduct Policy. 
As Adam Schefter of NFL Network reported on Sunday, Wilfork is a candidate for a suspension based upon his most recent on-field transgression — an elbow to the head of Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler.
Though Wilfork has insisted in the past that he’s not a dirty player, he has been fined for throwing an elbow to the knee of former Bills starting quarterback J.P. Losman, and for going Moe on Giants running back Brandon Jacobs.

16 responses to “WILFORK MEETING WITH THE COMMISH

  1. “A league source tells us that…..”
    Like in the Favre story, if they don’t name the source it CAN’T be true (that’s sarcasm).

  2. I hope Goodell has a lot of cheeseburgers in his office or Wilfork will probably elbow him.

  3. I blame the refs. They favor the broncos on EVERY PLAY and help the Broncos win games week in/week out. If ANYBODY should be meeting with the Commish it is the head of the RefSquad as to why the make it SO easy for the Broncos to win games.
    Chargers are looking good though, no?

  4. Its just BS. The league needs to get consistent and stop listening to the opinions of talking heads.

  5. Suspending this guy would send a great message about dirty play. Hard hits are one thing – and I don’t agree with all the fining that’s been going on, but even the UFC doesn’t allow eye-gouging.

  6. A suspension would send a message – a very inconsistant one. I’m a Patriots fan, and I’ll sure as hell admit Wilfork is a dirty player. The league is full of dirty players who commit dirty plays – they’ve received fines. Fine him and move on.

  7. Seriously? Cutler headbutts Wilforks elbow and Wilfork saves the Bills franchise by getting rid of JP Losman as the starter, and Goodell wants to fine or suspend him?

  8. Suspend the bum, and all the rest of the Patriots, so my Bills can win the AFC East!
    Yeah! Rah Rah Rah!
    Sentence him to 200 hours of community service, letting people elbow him!
    Just kidding; the Bills will win anyway.

  9. I’m confused. This illegal hit wasn’t broadcast on TV but Denver has video of the illegal hit? The SpyGate saga left me truly confused about the presence of video cameras at games. Can someone refresh my memory as to what the official ruling is again?

  10. Maybe Wilfork will take out Goodell with a cheap hit so the NFL could get a real commissioner in place. Seriously, I’m suspect about this illegal elbow where it hasn’t been televised anywhere yet. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a frustration move by Wilfork after someone on the Denver O-line tried to chop block him.

  11. “I’m confused. This illegal hit wasn’t broadcast on TV but Denver has video of the illegal hit? The SpyGate saga left me truly confused about the presence of video cameras at games. Can someone refresh my memory as to what the official ruling is again?”
    i think what he meant by saying “coaches tape” was maybe the tape that the league makes and sends to each team to study.
    i would also assume that the league would have several cameras positioned around the field for these type of cases. its easier to punish someone when you have video proof of them taking a cheap shot after the play
    i dont know for a fact but it would make sense that the league would be filming everything, even when its away from the action for these types of circumstances.

  12. shamrock33 says: I’m confused. This illegal hit wasn’t broadcast on TV but Denver has video of the illegal hit? The SpyGate saga left me truly confused about the presence of video cameras at games. Can someone refresh my memory as to what the official ruling is again?
    The NFL rules allow for taping, and taping of signal calls, as long as its from a location allowed by the rules – i.e. not from the sidelines. Jimmy Johnson of course confirmed this long standing practice of taping signals and synching up the audio going back decades and its also well known that the KC Cheats, Bears and other teams engaged in espionage as well.
    So the Patriots crime wasn’t stealing and video taping signal calls – it was just that they didn’t steal and videotape signal calls the way all the other teams steal signal calls.
    Goodell wants to ensure that everyone cheats the way he wants them to cheat.

  13. I’m surprised no mention has been made of the little dust up where Wilfork was up in shanahan’s face at one point during the game.

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