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  1. I'm not going to argue good/bad (would not want to be involved in this area of law), but it is basically textbook in these sorts of cases to demonize the victims, and depict them as money grabbers. What other defense is there?
  2. Not at all. HAS requires surgeries in some cases. I never said he was eating fritos or sitting on a couch. Honestly, I think I'm done here when you think the rest of my post about a pro athlete losing 2 'in his prime prime' seasons supports your tone, and you putting opinions in my mouth. It's annoying. He is in fact losing a big part of his prime, and at least one season where he could have contended. It's confusing, but I'm not looking to get into some grandstanding 'how dare this confuse you' debate about it.
  3. I don't think that would be necessary. You seem to have more info than I do on the "professional masseuse" designation. I know nothing about their certification, how he found them, etc.
  4. Yeah, it's a puzzle for sure. I think this has been a money grab all along for Buzbee (not talking about the merits, there no doubt are some). But that's his job. I just think his strategy to come out with a bazooka (15-20 plaintiffs), over a long offseason, backfired when it did not lead to settlement. I've heard a lot of sports gurus opine that it should have, so hard to question the strategy completely. However, as it has played out, in particular that there were no criminal charges (yet) or NFL suspension (yet) after many many interviews, it makes the claims look more iffy and pressure decreases over time on Watson to settle. Not a doubt in my mind that many of these plaintiffs got onboard with assurance they'd never need to go through a trial. Given common stereotyping of the private masseuse industry, suspect it would not be difficult for a defense attorney to sling a ton of mud. That's where 24 plaintiffs, with likely different histories, may work against Buzbee. Would be better to have 3 snow whites.
  5. He lost in the court of public opinion? Maybe when the story broke, but seems to me people have moved past it. The fact there is no criminal charge after 10 victim interviews, I think, has most folks still unclear what is going on here. Memories are short when it comes to pro athletes. I do agree he could probably sign a nondisclosure after being very public he did not want one. Maybe that is where this ends.
  6. I'm not sure why you are reacting to me in that tone. I'm not suggesting he should cause himself to be unable to walk when he's old. That's silly. But he had the surgery now rather than retire, so why do you believe ability to walk is in the balance? The point is this is a professional athlete who will miss the better parts of 2 seasons in his prime. The first one, putting additional stress on a body party that ultimately required surgery. That can't be good either for the ankle he needs when he's older.
  7. His reasons may be what you say, although I doubt Watson wants to talk much about this situation at all once resolved. His attorney said the reason for this requirement is Watson does not want the stigma of "of course you demanded a nondisclosure to settle, because you are guilty and have something to hide."
  8. The comment had nothing to do with FF. Not playing for the Saints for 6 games, with reportedly several more rehab tune-up games expected to get into game shape, is going to impact that franchise's ability to make the playoffs. Over an ankle.
  9. I get giving injuries time to heal in avoidance of surgery, but waiting until it spoils the next season? Nope, I don’t get that.
  10. Boy, GB shareholders really know how to get things solved.
  11. I thought only the Pack W/L was off the board. Can’t people still hammer the bets you mention? If so, wouldn’t lines adjust to account for that? I’m admittedly ignorant about gambling. Just seems like the true sign of real info is a lowered W/L and leaving the line on the board.
  12. I understood they pulled the bet off the board entirely. Doing that instead of lowering/leaving available is not a vote in confidence on the number, JMHO.
  13. Of course. It’s a changed framing though to avoid controversy. I’m just basing this off chatter I read here earlier this year, talking about his being a position of need (I agree it is). Buffalo fans are welcome to educate me better.
  14. I’m generally a cynic on huge moves at a sports book. I have no detail, but find it highly unlikely a sports book would have ‘news’ sufficient to drive pulling W/L line off the board. Occam’s razor leads me to think it was planted to lower the line.
  15. Totally disagree. He was definitely in their plans and if anything the drama he’s spearheading is driving his own release.
  16. Sounds like a guy who doesn’t appreciate his own situation within the organization.
  17. JMHO, the carrot is very much part of the equation in that certain players will basically be able to go about life as normal, other than tests every 2 weeks. Would have previously said normal is not a carrot, but it sure feels like one in my life.
  18. 75-100. This sports book nonsense is no doubt someone/group trying to get beneficial over-under win total to bet on.
  19. My post is 100% NFL. The statement was tons of players and I was curious. I agree fully that most dissenters won’t say it, and haven’t
  20. ETA: I think I see that maybe I’m overly focused on the contribution amount and not focusing enough on growth amount.
  21. That’s what I don’t get. The tax free growth you describe is after I absorb taxes at the highest rate that could conceivably apply to it. The boogeyman in your explanation (future taxation) may be 20% and the solution is paying 30%+ on it now.
  22. I’m sure it has been beaten like a dead horse in this mega thread, but can someone high level explain why ROTH is advantageous? Common sense says I would absorb taxes at my highest tax stage, reduce the funds going into high return investments, obtaining the ability to avoid taxes when my income is at a substantially lower bracket, possibly even below the standard deduction. It makes no sense to me.
  23. No IR slot? Agreed if it actually result in a wasted roster slot.
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