On Monday, the leadership from the Louisiana AFL-CIO and the Louisiana Federation of Teachers issued a joint statement regarding their positions on the recall efforts launched against Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
That effort was launched as a result of the Jindal sponsored and coordinated legislation that passed early this spring during the Louisiana legislative session.
The New Orleans Saints bounty hearing has started with a delay and a slam. After all, this is football.
Here are tweets from James Varney of the Times Picayune who has been following the on and off hearings of the day at NFL headquarters.
Vilma attorney: "it's clear the commissioner has withheld thousands of pages of documents from us." [via Twitter]
The agent for Anthony Hargrove took a pre-hearing shot against the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Sunday, agent Phil Williams questions why the NFL has released evidence “strategically” and not fully sharing.
Others have complained however, the NFL has stated it was not required to release all evidence.
Cleveland's Scott Fujita, and current Saints Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith have their appeal hearings scheduled before NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday.
One of my NFL heroes was George Young, the legendary GM of the New York Giants. Young drafted such stars as QB Phil Simms and LB Lawrence Taylor, and he hired Bill Parcells as head coach and Ernie Accorsi as his assistant who would later succeed George and forge his own record of Super Bowl winners. But George Young's most endearing quality was that he never considered himself anything more than the history teacher he was back at City College High School in his native Baltimore.
boycott nola.com to make its owners listen
why is the ownership of the some-times-picayune and its bastard child nola.com shafting the people of south louisiana? the answer is simple: because they are greedy and smug and stupid. they’ve already made crystal clear that the letters, and rallies, and vip statements imploring them to reconsider mean less than nothing to them. they’re ignoring us.