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Chiefster
11-09-2007, 11:18 AM
Vikes dock Williamson's pay for missing game for grandmother's funeral

The Minnesota Vikings (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=min) have docked wide receiver Troy Williamson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=7183) one game check for missing last Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=sdg) to attend the Monday funeral of his maternal grandmother.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3100835

hermhater
11-09-2007, 03:30 PM
That is pretty low down by the team.

I hope we never have to deal with an issue like this with the Chiefs, and I'm sure we never will.

Chiefster
11-09-2007, 03:37 PM
That is pretty low down by the team.

I hope we never have to deal with an issue like this with the Chiefs, and I'm sure we never will.

Me too. Regardless of his stats there is no reason to deny pay because of the loss of a loved one.

rbedgood
11-09-2007, 08:36 PM
That's just cold...negative rep for the ViQueens...

Chiefster
11-10-2007, 06:09 AM
That's just cold...negative rep for the ViQueens...

Absolutely!

anaeelbackwards
11-10-2007, 11:12 AM
who gives out the reps? mainly? i know mods mods, but who usually does it? ol' chiefster? or guru? chief31?

Chiefster
11-10-2007, 08:07 PM
who gives out the reps? mainly? i know mods mods, but who usually does it? ol' chiefster? or guru? chief31?

Anyone can give "reputation", simply click on the small scales icon in the upper right hand corner of each thread starter and each subsequent reply.

spiman
11-10-2007, 08:18 PM
A couple of drop balls are in order.

Chiefster
11-10-2007, 08:23 PM
A couple of drop balls are in order.

...And, a few missed blocks in run support.

spiman
11-10-2007, 08:37 PM
Good one..Is they a way to get the owner fined for some thing you do? I'd thunk something up?

Chiefster
11-10-2007, 08:39 PM
Good one..Is they a way to get the owner fined for some thing you do? I'd thunk something up?

No doubt; although I think that would ultimately come back to bite you in the butt.

hermhater
11-11-2007, 04:00 AM
No doubt; although I think that would ultimately come back to bite you in the butt.


"OVER THE LINE!!"

The Big Lebowski.

chief31
11-11-2007, 08:40 AM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8040eab3&template=with-video&confirm=true

Childress will give grieving Williamson his last game check

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Grieving Troy Williamson will get his last paycheck after all.
Minnesota Vikings (http://www.nfl.com/teams/minnesotavikings/profile?team=MIN) coach Brad Childress announced the change of heart Saturday after a weekly meeting with veteran players on his leadership committee.

The Vikings withheld Williamson's check after he missed the game against San Diego last week to remain in South Carolina following the death of his grandmother.
"I think the important thing is everybody grieves differently," Childress said. "That's the thing that I learned, or we learned, in this. In the end, it's not important to be right, but to get it right."
In addition, Williamson's older brother Carlton has been in and out of coma after a car accident in September.
Williamson thanked those who spoke up for him and offered support to his family during a trying time. He said he'll donate the returned check of more than $25,000 to charity in honor of his grandmother, Celestine.
"My wish is that the issue is over, and that I can now go about being a football player and putting this matter behind me," Williamson said in a statement issued by his agent, David Canter.
Childress said Williamson would play Sunday against Green Bay "in all likelihood."
Williamson, the seventh overall selection in the 2005 draft who has produced little for Minnesota in 2 1/2 seasons, chose to stay home the entire week and not return for the win against San Diego.
The Vikings wanted the wide receiver back sooner, though, and docked him one paycheck for his absence.
In explaining the decision earlier this week, Childress pointed to other players who returned a day or two after deaths in the family.
"I think the whole approach and intent, as with any organization, is to have guidelines so you have some continuity and don't do it haphazardly," he said.
Childress, who called reporters with the news, said he should have been more flexible and indicated owner Zygi Wilf suggested he revisit the issue.
With sagging ticket sales and an unfulfilled drive for a new stadium, the Vikings (3-5) have been more proactive about public relations. Over the last several seasons, they've drawn criticism for a number of actions that have come across as rigid or cold.
Most memorably, they cut Marcus Robinson (http://www.nfl.com/players/marcusrobinson/profile?id=ROB627446) last Christmas Eve after the wide receiver fell out of favor with Childress.
NFL coaches don't often admit mistakes, but Childress has done that more than once in his second year on the job. After rookie running back Adrian Peterson carried the ball only twice in the second half of a loss to the Packers, Childress acknowledged two weeks later -- after the team's bye -- that the coaches weren't keeping close enough track of Peterson's touches.
The team will have to shell out another extra check this week after releasing quarterback Koy Detmer (http://www.nfl.com/players/koydetmer/profile?id=DET302524) before the trip to Green Bay.
This came four days after he was signed as insurance after head injuries to Tarvaris Jackson (http://www.nfl.com/players/tarvarisjackson/profile?id=JAC566507) and <A href="http://www.nfl.com/players/kellyholcomb/profile?id=HOL006197" _extended="true">Kelly Holcomb (http://www.nfl.com/players/kellyholcomb/profile?id=HOL006197)</A _extended="true">. Holcomb's neck apparently improved enough in recent days for Minnesota to make the move.
Jackson is still a game-time decision, Childress said, following last week's concussion that knocked him out of the game against San Diego. Brooks Bollinger (http://www.nfl.com/players/brooksbollinger/profile?id=BOL549216), who played well in relief, is the favorite to start Sunday.
Cornerback Ronyell Whitaker (http://www.nfl.com/players/ronyellwhitaker/profile?id=WHI044204), who plays primarily on special teams, was re-signed to the roster after being cut to make room for Detmer.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved

Appearently, the light came on. :D

McLovin
11-11-2007, 04:22 PM
Good find, and while I am sure the backlash around the NFL and US didn't help I hope they came to the decision due to right and wrong vs publicity.

Chiefster
11-11-2007, 07:43 PM
Good find, and while I am sure the backlash around the NFL and US didn't help I hope they came to the decision due to right and wrong vs publicity.

I feel the same; good reply. :)