Knicks Morning News (2014.09.10)

  • [New York Times] Marvin Barnes, Enigmatic Basketball Player, Dies at 62 (Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:41:58 GMT)

    Barnes helped Providence College reach the N.C.A.A. Final Four in 1973 and played in the A.B.A. and N.B.A.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Roiled by Danny Ferry’s Remarks on Luol Deng (Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:03:09 GMT)

    Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry was punished but not fired over inflammatory comments he made in June about Luol Deng, whom the team was pursuing as a free agent.

  • [New York Times] TMZ Broke Ray Rice, Donald Sterling and Jameis Winston Stories in 10-Month Span (Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:56:53 GMT)

    A remarkable string of sports scoops has highlighted the unexpected power and reach of TMZ, a gossip website that’s not even 10 years old.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony says return to Knicks influenced LeBron James decision to return to Cavs: report (Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:52:42 GMT)

    Is LeBron James back in Cleveland because Carmelo Anthony decided to stay with the Knicks? That depends on who you ask. If you ask, say, Melo himself, the answer is a resounding yes.

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    One thought to “Knicks Morning News (2014.09.10)”

    1. 1. Either Goodell is lying when he says no one from the NFL front office saw the in-elevator video until this week, in which case he should be fired OR Goodell went ahead an imposed discipline on Ray Rice knowing that the in-elevator video was out there, likely to surface and did not take the simple steps necessary to obtain the video, in which case he should be fired for failing to “Protect The Shield”.

      2. I am very skeptical of Goodell’s claim that no one from the NFL front office saw the in-elevator video until this week. During the last week of July, immediately after Goodell suspended Rice for two games, Peter King and others reported that
      A. the NFL front office had seen the video,
      B. it was extremely brutal (others reported the precise sequence of events),
      C. King himself had not seen the video.
      The NFL did not deny the story at the time. Even if King (and others) got it wrong – which I doubt – I cannot imagine that Goodell’s minions (if not Goodell) then ignored the story and did not attempt to obtain the video. If Goodell is lying (or if an NFL contractor, rather than employee, saw the video), he will be exposed and fired.

      3. If Goodell really did not see the video, he should be fired for incompetence. Asking for the video from the prosecutor’s office was guaranteed to fail, because the DA is governed by Grand Jury secrecy. But Ray Rice had an absolute right to the video in his criminal case and Goodell could have demanded that Rice turn it over as part of the investigation. Going to the DA is like going to a priest and asking what was said in confessional. You get the information from the penitent. Goodell has, literally, a platoon of former AUSAs and FBI agents at the NFL front office who would have explained this.

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