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Ryfo18
08-20-2012, 12:30 PM
This is pretty shocking...Never would have thought this of Hali:

Tamba Hali suspended by NFL for Chiefs regular season opener (http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/article-2/Tamba-Hali-suspended-by-NFL-for-Chiefs-regular-season-opener/ae0a2865-6245-4707-ab84-d294d2a80e2c)

buffman316
08-20-2012, 12:34 PM
I am grateful that it is one game, but completely shocked that Hali did this. His work ethic alone made him a beast.

Hayvern
08-20-2012, 12:37 PM
WOW, I am stunned. I hate hearing this. I guess it was not that serious since he only got suspended one game, usually they suspend many more. But still. Has anyone heard what he got popped for?

Ryfo18
08-20-2012, 12:50 PM
I saw a tweet from Kent Babb saying that it would have been 4 games if it was a PED. So we know that it wasn't steroids...

nigeriannightmare
08-20-2012, 01:16 PM
He has a live for rap and has a studio in his house I got a doklar says its pot. Before I get crucified for corollating the two. Im lustening to tupac and bone.thug z n harmony as I type. People do dumber things drinking than smoking weed.

#58ChiefsFan
08-20-2012, 02:24 PM
At least we have time to figure something out, better than happening in Sept. It's only one game, that's not going to define the season, and it's the very first game of the year. I trust that Romeo will find a way around this, not saying its ideal but it's only one guy.

Tamba will bring it when he gets back and a week for him to get 100% healthy isn't all bad. Couple that with a mid season bye week and I'll be looking for a record season from him even missing one game.

TopekaRoy
08-20-2012, 02:29 PM
What a bonehead!

I would also bet that they found THC (pot) in his system, since it is only one game. He should know that stuff stays in your blood for a long time. It can be detected in a hair sample as long as it hasn't been cut. His stupidity cost him 2 weeks pay and may cost the Chiefs a game. Hopefully he learns a lesson from this.

ctchiefsfan
08-20-2012, 02:35 PM
IIRC, substance abuse violations typically get a 4-6 game suspension. For Hali to get a 1 game suspension it must have been a pretty low-level violation. My bet is also on pot. I don't like or use the stuff but I don't hold it against anybody who does. As far as I am concerned this is not a black mark on Hali's career. I hate losing him for opening week, but we'll get through. And I think Hali is the kind of player that will feel he has something to prove in week 2 and going forward. This could even wind up as a positive.

Chiefster
08-20-2012, 07:03 PM
He has a live for rap and has a studio in his house I got a doklar says its pot. Before I get crucified for corollating the two. Im lustening to tupac and bone.thug z n harmony as I type. People do dumber things drinking than smoking weed.


Does this post reply make absolutely no sense to anyone but me, or am I just getting old...er?

Sick Dog
08-20-2012, 07:05 PM
I hope so and against the Bills when I will be there:bananen_smilies046: that he is pissed and has something to prove I mean...

Chiefster
08-20-2012, 07:10 PM
Stupid, stupid, stupid!!!

brdempsey69
08-20-2012, 07:22 PM
Everybody takes a wrong turn at some point, and Tamba just happened to get caught when he took his.

Not saying that I approve, just saying it happens.

Look at Justin Houston prior to the draft, and how this same type of thing cost him as far as where he was drafted. But when Houston played well at end of last season, it seemed that all was forgiven.

Hopefully, Hali will learn from it and not make the same mistake twice and maybe have his best season ever in 2012.

chief31
08-20-2012, 07:36 PM
Does this post reply make absolutely no sense to anyone but me, or am I just getting old...er?

Lol. I am going to guess that he has his mobile device to thank for that.

I have been using mine a lot lately, and I find it very wise to "preview post" prior to submission.

But even then I still get flaws.:efpge:

slc chief
08-20-2012, 08:04 PM
he could appeal it just prior to the opening game against atlanta. and have his suspension pushed back to week two against the bills. wich i really hope he does

ctchiefsfan
08-20-2012, 09:27 PM
he could appeal it just prior to the opening game against atlanta. and have his suspension pushed back to week two against the bills. wich i really hope he does

I didn't know that. Might well be a good strategy. BUT...if he appealed and lost, could the NFL increase his punishment???

Bike
08-20-2012, 09:30 PM
A little ganja for tamba.

slc chief
08-20-2012, 10:37 PM
I didn't know that. Might well be a good strategy. BUT...if he appealed and lost, could the NFL increase his punishment???


no they could not increase his suspension. they would just give him a yes or no on his case. if he won obviousley he would not have to serve a suspension. if he lost his suspension would go into affect for only one game.

but it is sounding like hali is already admitting his mistake so he basicly is pleading guilty and not fighting it.

70 chiefsfan70
08-20-2012, 10:43 PM
Stupid stuff like this can easily loose us a game, and 1 game can cause us the playoffs. What an athletic morran!

slc chief
08-20-2012, 11:39 PM
Stupid stuff like this can easily loose us a game, and 1 game can cause us the playoffs. What an athletic morran!

yup i think it is huge that they get off to a quick start. and well he just jeporadized that

ctchiefsfan
08-20-2012, 11:46 PM
Several people have observed that this was a dumb mistake and that is no doubt true.

That said I've made more than a few very dumb mistakes in my 55 years on this planet and it would be wrong of me to hold Hali to a higher standard than I do myself.

I'm grateful that the suspension is only one game and I hope he has learned to be a little smarter. Above all, I hope not having him doesn't cost us a game.

ctchiefsfan
08-20-2012, 11:51 PM
no they could not increase his suspension. they would just give him a yes or no on his case. if he won obviousley he would not have to serve a suspension. if he lost his suspension would go into affect for only one game.

but it is sounding like hali is already admitting his mistake so he basicly is pleading guilty and not fighting it.

Thanks for clarifying that. Your strategy was an interesting one, but if Hali is just going to admit he screwed up and take his punishment in a way it is a good thing. He knows he has let the team down and I honestly think he will be in "overdrive" all season trying to make up for it. He has always struck me as a team oriented player.

nigeriannightmare
08-21-2012, 09:06 AM
Lol. I am going to guess that he has his mobile device to thank for that.

I have been using mine a lot lately, and I find it very wise to "preview post" prior to submission.

But even then I still get flaws.:efpge:

A,mobile device, cracked screen, and I was working. Did it n a hurry. Music is his next job and his genre of expertise likes the wacky tabaccy. This is what I was saying.

Connie Jo
08-21-2012, 12:07 PM
Y'all might have heard the same reports I have, but some reports claiming close sources have said it was possession of pot, minor offence & charges.

Also, this did NOT happen recently, it happened in the past, but was not reported to the NFL at the time. The NFL's punishment now is a delayed one, more or less. No one has confirmed how long ago this happened, nor is it known if it happened during the off season or season.

It's not clear if Hali kept the minor charges from the Chiefs or not. The offence & charges were minor, which is why the NFL's punishment is a light one by comparison to others.

Seek
08-21-2012, 01:44 PM
Y'all might have heard the same reports I have, but some reports claiming close sources have said it was possession of pot, minor offence & charges.

Also, this did NOT happen recently, it happened in the past, but was not reported to the NFL at the time. The NFL's punishment now is a delayed one, more or less. No one has confirmed how long ago this happened, nor is it known if it happened during the off season or season.

It's not clear if Hali kept the minor charges from the Chiefs or not. The offense & charges were minor, which is why the NFL's punishment is a light one by comparison to others.

What I heard froma report yesterday, was that that he was suspended a game due to a legal issue regarding either a DUI or possession and most are suspecting possession since that is easier to hide from the media. Since it was a legal issue the substance abuse program clearly states it is a one game suspension and a one game fine, which equals two game day checks. I believe that since it was a legal issue Tamba knows he has no chance of winning an appeal.

This suspension is in lines to the first phase of the substance abuse.

The player, the team and the NFL new of the issue but kept it under wraps from the media at the time it happened which is why this is the first anyone has heard. It was the media yesterday who twisted thataround to say the League was not ware of it, because they have no reason to hide it from the Media prior to the suspension, which there is also no reason the NFL needed to share it with the Media.

It does bother me that an NFL player knowing there is constant random drug testing would be stupid enough to have anything in his posession illegal. Maybe he was just holding it for a friend.

OPLookn
08-21-2012, 01:51 PM
Does this post reply make absolutely no sense to anyone but me, or am I just getting old...er?

Nope, makes no sense. I wouldn't say you're "getting" old since you already are old. :lol:

You tee'd it up for me, what can I say?

Seek
08-21-2012, 01:51 PM
Hali’s suspension arises from previously unreported violation of law | ProFootballTalk (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/20/halis-suspension-arises-from-violation-of-law/)

Hali’s suspension arises from previously unreported violation of law

Posted by Mike Florio on August 20, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT
http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/x610-429-e1345496339296.jpg?w=213 AP Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/3626/tamba-hali) has made his living slipping past blockers. At some point in the not-too-distant past, Hali and the team slipped an arrest, prosecution, and disposition of a criminal case past the media.
The decision of the NFL to suspend Hali for one game under the substance-abuse policy has created plenty of confusion, given that the substance-abuse policy as written doles out suspensions only in four-game and one-year chunks.
The exception arises when the player has violated the law.
In Hali’s case, the league office attributes the Hali suspension to just that — violation of the law that was previously unreported and undisclosed. This means that Hali has been arrested at some point for something relating to alcohol or marijuana or some other substance, and that the player, the team, and the league managed to keep the media from finding out about it.
Under the policy, a first offense for alcohol ordinarily results in a two-game fine only, barring aggravating circumstances. For second and subsequent offenses, a suspension is imposed. For offenses not involving alcohol, the first offense subjects the player to discipline of up to four games.
It’s our understanding, per a source with knowledge of the situation, that Hali’s offense likely involved marijuana, and that (as the league has announced) the penalty was a one-game suspension and a one-game fine.
The good news for the Chiefs is that it doesn’t mean Hali is in one of the advanced stages of the substance-abuse program, which would have put him on track for, eventually, a one-year banishment.
That said, the incident undoubtedly resulted in the placement of Hali in Stage One. Whether he emerges from the program or progresses to Stage Two or Stage Three depends at that point on whether he can choose football over the substance that got him in trouble with the law.

Chiefster
08-23-2012, 08:28 AM
Nope, makes no sense. I wouldn't say you're "getting" old since you already are old. :lol:

You tee'd it up for me, what can I say?

Hence the "...er" on the end of "old".
Kind of hard to hit it to the green when it's already in the hole youngster. :lol:

rodu
08-23-2012, 08:05 PM
I'm more worried about Flowers health for the Atlanta game, going to need him