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May 16, 2018 09:58AM
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Strictly from a football standpoint, it seems just because she changes her mind and the court were to find insufficient evidence, etc., if in the NFL's eyes Foster is guilty of breaking the personal conduct policy, he can be suspended, correct?

I believe that the NFL would have to review this matter very closely.

According to the article, a video has been turned over to law enforcement purportedly showing the accuser in a brawl with another woman shortly before the allegations of domestic abuse. When you add this evidence to her planned sworn testimony on Thursday that she made the false allegations to ruin Foster's career, then I think that might set Foster up to sue the League in the event it tries to discipline him absent a conviction.

It's unclear to me if the League can subpoena ALL evidence associated with a criminal case involving a player (or just the evidence disclosed for the purpose of criminal filing or preliminary hearing). If they can get their hands on most of it, then I suspect that the DA will go through with the preliminary hearing (knowing, that if the accuser were to testify on behalf of Foster, the case is likely to be dismissed). This way they (the DA's office) can shrug their shoulders and say, we did everything we could knowing that the league can issue a stiff penalty based upon the evidence in their possession.

A victim/witness recanting their story is a very tough issue to resolve.

Suing the league would lead nowhere.

The league does not need the same level or kind of evidence to suspend a player that a court of law does to convict one. They don't need to investigate to the level of subpoenas etc.

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You're right.

I guess I'm thinking more along the lines of two things:

1) Potential friction between the league and the union should the league proceed with disciplinary action against a player who has professed his innocence and proclaims to have evidence of such; and/or,

2) Negative PR issues stemming from a long, drawn-out lawsuit ala "Deflate-gate." IF the accuser were to testify on Foster's behalf in court that she lied to ruin his career and then, say...goes on the morning TV circuit (i.e. Good Morning America, etc.) and repeats the same with Foster next to her, then I suspect that the League would face a backlash.

I don't forsee any negative PR against the league if there were a drawn-out suit...more likely that would fall on the player.

They have plenty of reasons to suspend the guy. He has not been carrying himself like a solid pro off the field, if I may be euphemistic.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/16/2018 10:00AM by zn.
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