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So what else is new? He's not the first to do so, and I'm sure won't be the last. Rogers asked the press not to film him. Why is that so hard to do? I swear, the media/paparazzi get on my nerves sometimes.
 

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So what else is new? He's not the first to do so, and I'm sure won't be the last. Rogers asked the press not to film him. Why is that so hard to do? I swear, the media/paparazzi get on my nerves sometimes.
Ah, they have press passes. They are entitled to be there, just as much as the players and coaching staff are. Point being is that if I ever did that at work, I would led out in handcuffs and prosectured for assault.

Celebrities, sports stars just think they're above the law. I hope that guy sues the pants off Rodgers.
 

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What the hell was he thinking? Yeah, he has an issue with the media. It still doesn't allow him to assault people.
 

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Ah, they have press passes. They are entitled to be there, just as much as the players and coaching staff are. Point being is that if I ever did that at work, I would led out in handcuffs and prosectured for assault.

Celebrities, sports stars just think they're above the law. I hope that guy sues the pants off Rodgers.


True dat.



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What the hell was he thinking? Yeah, he has an issue with the media. It still doesn't allow him to assault people.

He assauted the camera, not the camera man. :banana
 

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Cameraman is pressing charges against him

The attorney for the camera couldn't be reached for comment :D
 

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damm, kenny rogers was having a really good season.
 

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damm, kenny rogers was having a really good season.
Yeah, definately a Cy Young candidate too. So much for going to the All-Star game. He's going to get at least 10 days. Should be arrested on charges of assault and battery.
 

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Well it did something.........to the team that is. 18-5 ass whooping to the Angels.
Mench,Tex, went off!

yea I know, just one game.
 

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Okay, now tell me what's going on here:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2100045

"Rogers was picked for the AL All-Star team two days after the Texas pitcher was suspended for 20 games and fined $50,000 for an angry fit that sent a television cameraman to a hospital and prompted a police investigation.

Rogers, who has mostly refused to speak with reporters this year, gets a $50,000 bonus for making the All-Star team. Because he asked the players' union to appeal the penalty, he will be allowed to participate in the July 12 game at Detroit, baseball spokesman Pat Courtney said."

So he gets fined for a mere $50,000 and then will receive $50,000 (pretax?) for making the All-Star team? WTF?
 

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Bwahahahhahahahahaha
 

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So with this susp, is this with or without pay?. I heard it was with pay?
Glad he lost to the Mariners btw.
 

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Another reason to add to the list of why I hate baseball :rolleyes
 

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Another reason to add to the list of why I hate baseball :rolleyes
Hey! So what's your sport? Football? Yeah, what's his name, Ray Lewis? How many people did he kill last year?
 

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All pro-sports are a joke. They all are given lucrative contracts and bonus's. Then when they get mad about not making their avg 3.4 million dollars a year because they can't feed their kids they whine like little school kids.

Even worse is kids think they athletes are role-models. What a crock. The only thing a pro athlete is model for is knowing that if you get in trouble with the law you'll just get a slap on your hand. I hate that stigma on pro-sports. You and I go do that and we are getting 18 to life.

I didn't mean to mark just one sport, all sports are bad with their fines, etc. I think the players involved in the brawl in detroit should be banned from basketball, will that happen? no. It brings in revenue.

Same thing go's with drug/steroid offense. "Well if we catch you once we ask you "politely" to stop" If you do again, hey we may be a little bit more strict but you'll still get your 3.4million dollar avg salary. It's not till the 4th or 5th offense do they "consider" banning.

It doesn't mean I'm going to not watch a certain sport and the league commissioners know this. It's a shame it's like this but it is.
 

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I feel your pain, j/k with the Ray Lewis comment. I wish they were held to the same level as us. Just because they make a few more zeros on the paycheck means they're above the law I guess.
 

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Well, I for one enjoy sports, more so NCAA FB than the others. I do keep up with
MLB,NFL.

Do I think these atheletes are spoiled? of course I do. The fines these people get
is a joke. Rogers, Artest, TO for example. Umm...50k 75k is pocket change for someone
who makes 5, 10 mil a yr.

Moss was fined what? 10k for his mooning episode...what did he tell the press
"thats just another WATCH I wont be able to get" C'mon!! I say fine them sonsabitches
big time! But it aint gonna happen.
 

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Looks like Kenny got the last laugh, suspension was reduced to only 13 games for his little shenanigans w/ a cameraman that was HALF his size. Maybe he wasn't kissed by his parents enough?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/baseball/mlb/08/09/rogers.return.ap/index.html?cnn=yes

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Rogers reinstated
Arbitrator shortens lefty's suspension to 13 games
Posted: Tuesday August 9, 2005 4:57PM; Updated: Tuesday August 9, 2005


NEW YORK (AP) -- Kenny Rogers was reinstated Tuesday when an arbitrator ruled that commissioner Bud Selig went too far by suspending the Texas pitcher for 20 games and fining him $50,000 for shoving two cameramen.

Rogers will have missed 13 games by the time his reinstatement becomes effective Wednesday, when he's scheduled to start against Boston at Fenway Park.

Also, Rogers' fine will be converted to a charitable contribution. The ruling, by arbitrator Shyam Das, followed a hearing Monday in Chicago.

"We always thought it was out of line," players' union head Donald Fehr said. "Were we surprised? No."

Said Selig: "I strongly disagree with arbitrator Das' decision today. It sends the wrong message to every one of our constituents: the fans, the media, and our players."

"There is a standard of behavior that is expected of our players, which was breached in this case. The arbitrator's decision diminishes that standard and is contrary to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement. In my opinion, the decision is seriously ill-conceived," he said in a statement.

Das' decision closes the case.

"In a lot of our minds, hopefully this is the last piece of putting it behind us," Rangers manager Buck Showalter said.

"I talked to Kenny. He's in an airport in Chicago, working his way back here," he said. "We've been through this situation with Kenny this year. It's something that we've dealt with and I think he's dealt with it real well, all things considered, and it's time to move on and get the focus back on getting people out."

Rogers was penalized for a videotaped tirade June 29 when he came onto the field in Texas for pregame stretching and threw a camera to the ground, kicked it and threatened to do more damage. One of the cameramen he shoved, Larry Rodriguez of KDFW-TV, was treated at a hospital.

"Whatever time that Kenny served, I hope that he's been able to address whatever issues he had with whomever he had, and use the time productively," Rodriguez said. "I am surprised that the arbitrator overruled the commissioner's decision."

KDFW news director Maria Barrs said Rodriguez was still going through medical treatment and had yet to resume his duties with the station.

Rogers turned himself in to police in Arlington, Texas, on misdemeanor assault charges and posted a $1,500 bond. He also apologized to the cameramen and fans for his behavior.

As part of the ruling, Das said the games Rogers missed could be taken into account if the pitcher falls short of any incentive clauses in his contract.

Union general counsel Michael Weiner said Das made an "expedited ruling" because Rogers' suspension was in effect. The union originally appealed the penalty to Selig, then filed a grievance and argued that the commissioner broke precedent.

In recent times, baseball disciplinarian Bob Watson imposed penalties and another official in the commissioner's office heard the appeals. In Rogers' case, Selig both issued the penalty and also heard the appeal.

Rogers' suspension was among the harshest penalties imposed by the commissioner's office for on-field conduct. Only the 30-day penalty given Cincinnati manager Pete Rose in 1988 for pushing umpire Dave Pallone was longer.

Rogers is 11-4 with a 2.77 ERA for the Rangers, who are in the AL wild-card race. He relieved in the All-Star game on July 12 at Comerica Park and was booed by fans in Detroit.

Fox Sports Net Southwest cameraman David Mammeli also was shoved by Rogers, but was not injured. "We choose not to comment at this time," station spokeswoman Kristi Roberts said.

"He did what he did. There are consequences, he paid his price. Now he's ready to get back," Cincinnati first baseman Sean Casey said after the Reds' 8-3 win over Chicago on Tuesday.

"A suspension like that when you have 20 games, it's good to have somebody come in and say if that's fair or not," he said.

 
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