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Deshaun Watson has been suspended for 11 games

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August 18, 2022 4:39 pm

Deshaun Watson has been suspended for 11 games

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August 18, 2022 4:39 pm

In a settlement with the NFL, Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson has been suspended for 11 games, fined $5 million, and will undergo counseling. Adam talks about how the NFL and NFLPA came to this agreement, and how it was likely to avoid a lawsuit.

The Big Ten announced a new seven-year TV package with FOX, CBS, and NBC all having games, which will pay the Big Ten a total of approximately $1.2 billion annually.

Also, Grant McAuley of 92.9 The Game in Atlanta joined the show to talk about the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves.

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Visit us at Oh, there was a dust up. You know, we should have done yesterday. By the way, this is the Adam Gold Show. Let's start with that. I'm Adam Gold.

That's Dennis Combs. You know, we should have done yesterday. We should have done our top. We should have ranked off euphemisms for almost fight. Oh, right. Scuffle. It wasn't really a fight. Altercation.

Right. Kerfuffle. You just said kerfuffle, right? No.

Oh, you didn't? No. Kerfuffle.

Okay. A like dust up is very specific. There was no dust. It was a skirmish. Definitely a skirmish.

It was a nothing. It was practice against another team. So these things happen all the time.

They happen when you're practicing against your own team. Sometimes. Yeah. Good for the Panthers. Good for the Patriots.

Good for everybody. It gave people something to talk about other than who's going to start a quarterback for the Panthers. Even though we've always known what the outcome is and we have news sort of on that coming up in a little bit.

This has been a I would say a 12 hour, maybe a 16 hour period of fairly significant news. Yeah, right. You have LeBron James contract. You've got the the Big Ten deal. You've got Deshaun Watson news. What? Deshaun Watson news? Yes.

Let's go. I mean, we all knew that this was going to end in a settlement. There was a reason why the second arbitrator.

Yes. There's a reason why the second arbitrator, Peter Harvey, who is basically on retainer from the NFL. The reason why he had not released the decision, even though no new information was coming out.

Yeah. All they had to do was take Judge Sue Robinson's opinion. Forget the penalty phase, like about it being egregious and predatory and all of that and hand it to the other arbitrator and say, hey, do you think it should have been more than six games? And that other arbitrator, because he's paid for by the NFL, would have said, yes, this should be a year long suspension. So the whole delay was so the NFL and the Players Association could negotiate. Well, the negotiation ended today or maybe it ended yesterday. Today's the announcement.

Eleven games, a five million dollar fine counseling before he could be reinstated. So Watson started the ball rolling with his sort of apology. Yeah. Did you see that? I did. It's like, wait a second. Hold on.

Did an interview with a local TV station in Cleveland. Yeah. Here's my thing with apologies when you've consistently said I didn't do anything wrong and I didn't do anything wrong. So why are you apologizing? Well, if that's how you feel, I don't know, because he was told to.

Yeah, that's that's when we knew that lawyers were involved there. He was told to apologize. But his apology was, I apologize for, you know, all the women I have impacted.

You have what impacted? Yeah. Right. Come on.

It's. He he I'm sure he still believes he hasn't done anything wrong. We have a way of convincing ourselves that it's not our fault. And I don't think this is necessarily an uncommon occurrence. A lot of people have that ability.

And given the set of circumstances, we probably all have the ability to convince ourselves in certain situations that what has happened either to us or because of us isn't because of us. Again, I don't think that's crazy. But Watson insisted that he did nothing wrong, never regretted his behavior until he needed to regret his behavior. Yeah. He suddenly decided, you know what, I should regret my behavior. You know, I think I'll say sorry now.

So here's the thing. If the NFL got what they initially wanted from Sue Robbins. One year, eight million dollar fine.

Apply for reinstatement after the year. If the NFL had gotten that. Then that's really what they wanted. That's what they felt needed to happen. But Roger Goodell, as we talked to Daniel Wallach about this about a week ago, Roger Goodell came out and sabotaged the whole thing by saying, I believe after the Judge Robinson ruling came down, I believe it should have been a year. Like, dude, you just said that out loud. So now when Peter Harvey comes back with a year, the Player's Association is going to say, hey, you put your finger on the scale.

Yeah, put your thumb on it. Actually, you sat on the scale. So we're suing you. And whether or not that would have worked, I think they would have had at least a chance that it would have worked. Of course, it would have been risky for them too, because that would have taken a while.

Anyway, this was I'm not even saying the best of both worlds, but were they a good compromise? Because I don't think the NFL was wrong. I think the NFL was right in seeking a full year for Deshaun Watson. But I also think that Sue Robinson looked at the history of the NFL. And once the NFL termed it nonviolent behavior, which was their mistake, because they never know how to deal with anything that I'll use Deshaun Watson's terms, impacts women.

They have no clue. Once the NFL termed it nonviolent, it allowed Sue Robinson to term it nonviolent. And the largest penalty for nonviolent behavior in the NFL under the player conduct policy had been three games. So she doubled it to six, maybe because there were 25 different women.

Amazing. So this is where we are. And it avoids a lawsuit.

And that's probably good for all parties. You do know that Deshaun Watson's first game back will be at Houston. Oh, boy. Oh, come on. What?

Like seriously cannot have scripted. Just make it a 12 game suspension or make it a 10 game suspension. Right. Why do you have to do that? Why? Ratings, man. Ratings. Daggum it.

Daggum it. Adam Golden Studio with my man Coach Pete DeRuder with the Capital Financial Advisory Group. We are talking retirement. Coach, let's say I have more than a million dollar balance in my 401k. Congratulations.

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Two uncles, Uncle North Carolina and Uncle Sam. Right. Both of them are going to do some damage to that balance. Depending on what kind of other income you have, you could lose 40 percent of your value. So if you're looking at a million dollar IRA, maybe it's only worth $600,000 to you. So how do we get around this? Well, you don't get around it because you end up in jail if you try to do that. But you can do tax planning to minimize the effect of taxation into the future. The tax train is coming, Adam. We need to make sure to minimize the effect of the derailment of our financial accounts. And for the next 10 people, we'll do it at no cost or obligation.

Put together your very own tax and retirement plan. 800-661-7383 or text ADAM to 21000 for Coach Pete DeRuta. All right. The Big Ten should really change their name. Do we have music for this? Yes. Beautiful. This is bothering people today.

Allegedly. This this music is bothering people today because why are they playing the SCC music? Sorry. Look, CBS has been really only showing SCC games for a while. But this is CBS's college football music, which I guess we've been associating with the SCC for a long time. We always show SCC games.

Yeah. So there was a time when they showed a lot of different games. But the Big Ten signed their new TV contract. So I think the Big Ten should change their name.

And I would like to suggest something a little bit more representative of the league, which I mean, in a couple of years, we'll have 16 teams. It's been three decades since the Big Ten actually had 11 teams. That's when Penn State joined in 1990. Today, there are 14.

Southern Cal and UCLA will join in a couple of years to make it 16. But that is not the source of the name change. The Big 16 doesn't have the same ring anyway. I say we change it to the big one point two billion. Oh, that's what I think we should change and make a logo for that. The big one point two billion, the TV deal, seven years, one point two billion annually. I have to say that again out loud.

One point two billion annually, which has some really cool things in it. Dennis Dodd from CBS was on CBS HQ talking about it. Well, it was a long time coming, Tommy, and industry sources were surprised that actually these three networks are sharing the championship game over the seven years of the deal. You mentioned that CBS is going to get it twice.

Fox will get it four times. And I think the unique part of this deal is that you just mentioned that you have one conference on all three main windows, noon Eastern 330 Eastern, which is that CBS window that they developed over the years and then prime time, whether that's seven, seven, 30 or eight o'clock on NBC. And it kind of brings everybody under the same roof, at least those top two conferences at the top. The SEC will learn about their deal pretty soon, but they're going to make about the same money. If you break it down, big, big 10 teams will be making about seventy five million dollars each just on this deal. If you assume NCAA tournament revenue and bowl revenue is different from school to school, I think it's safe to say now that those schools would be making 80 million dollars each annually.

And then what are the implications of that? How far have the SEC and the big 10 pulled away? But I think for now, oh, they pulled away a lot. They just just from television. That's like four times what the SEC pulls in.

Just from TV. Wow. And here's the thing is that, again, this is a seven year deal. The SEC is still going to have, what, four or five years left? Yeah. Six years on their current deal when the big 10 goes back to the negotiating table. Big 10 will hit the market again. Yeah. About four years before the ACC will hit the market again.

I'm wondering because of the with the grain of rights and all of that. Do you think an ACC school or the big 10 is going to start trying poaching a couple of schools? They're going to hand pick over the, you know, keep a close eye over the next five, six, seven years?

Like that's not we want longer than that. Who knows what the landscape is going to look like for college sports. Look, the other big story that hit last night was the discussion about completely removing football from underneath the NCAA's purview. Yeah. And have college football simply being run by the college football playoff, not the committee, but the college football playoff people.

So our friend Bill Hancock. Yeah. Right. So they've already talked about that. I'm not really sure what that would serve because the autonomy five, if you will, has essentially been allowed to make their own rules. True.

So I'm not really sure what the, what the difference is, but I'm sure there are some differences that off the top of my head, I can't come up with. So they've been, they've been moving towards that, but seven, eight years from now, we don't know what the landscape is going to look like. But, and I said this a couple of weeks ago, we, when we were really started when all the angst had kind of died down about, Oh, the sec is going after this team Clemson's leaving for the Southeastern conference.

Paul Finebaum says, look, grant of rights, according to what we have been told, what we've read is a pretty solid legal platform. Yeah. But I'm just wondering as that window gets shorter, is someone going to try and challenge it? So we are 10 years from that window being short enough.

Yeah. So, so we're not, we're the ACC should not worry about this until we cross over the 30 into like 32 or 33, because let's remember what grant of rights says. Grant of rights doesn't mean you give up whatever media monies you would get from the ACC grant of rights says that you give up whatever media monies you receive and you, and it goes to the ACC. So if you're, if Clemson were to go to the sec and there were four years left on the ACC's deal, then all of that money that Clemson would get from the sec, let's just say at that point, we're talking about $400 million that would go to the ACC unless you negotiated a lower number, in which case I don't see why the ACC would accept anything less than 50 cents on the dollar.

Is that good enough? I mean, it might be for, for Clemson at that point, but we are at least, we are at least 10 years away from the ACC given the same landscape. We're at least 10 years away from the ACC being in that position.

If grant of rights is as solid as we have been told, because that's the way it is. A couple of things real quick before before we talk a little baseball and actually this is this, this is the same thing as I wanted to get to this. Uh, the, uh, three, three over the air networks will have it. You'll have the noon game on Fox CBS with the three 30 game that they've established with the sec. NBC will have a prime time game following Notre Dame football on the days they have Notre Dame football. There's also some overlap here because the CBS still has the sec, not this season. Well, this season and next season. So next season, they won't have as many big 10 games, but they'll be scattered, uh, probably on paramount, maybe, uh, on a different window, maybe on a different night.

I have no idea. Might try and do a primetime CBS game. I mean, they certainly could. Um, so, so they have that NBC again, all three networks will share the title game. Fox gets most of them. CBS gets to NBC gets another. So this is real good is apparently in the first year, a little pocket for ESPN to keep their, their toe in the big 10. I have no idea if they will or if they won't.

I really don't. Um, anyway, we haven't talked Panthers yet. We're going to get to that in a little bit.

Also, LeBron James signed the new contract. We're going to get to that in a bit, but there was a baseball game last night that was like three different baseball games. And there's one today that we got to talk about June 19th, 2006, but it all started May 6th, 1997 with the announcement that the Hartford Whalers were coming to North Carolina.

It's a story of transition of heartbreak of figuring it out on the fly. The canes corner look at the 25th anniversary of the move presented by the aluminum company of North Carolina. Listen, now find Kane's 25th anniversary wherever you get your podcast. Grant McCauley from 92 nine, the game in Atlanta. We are headed to game four of the latest showdown between the Mets and Braves fans can lose their minds regardless, which team you root for.

Cause that's what my Twitter timeline has been filled with. Whether it was a couple of weeks ago in New York, that five game series last night was just, I mean a nutshell, I don't even know what to call that last night. It looked like it was going to be a calm, cool, normal evening. And then nine seven happened.

Grant, what happened? Yeah, I don't know. Nine seven on a night. Max Scherzer pitches.

Doesn't really sound like the kind of game that you're going to get. And I'm sure that that's what the Mets were hoping for was to have a nice wind behind one of their two ACEs that they're throwing before the series is over. But maybe things got a little bizarre when you had the 30, 35 minute rain delay. I know that for the brave side of things, you're throwing Jake Oterizzi against Max Scherzer on paper. That's kind of a mismatch. And in reality, that was a bit of a mismatch as well. Oterizzi got bombed early for three home runs by the Mets in the first couple of innings, but the Braves offense, I felt like one of the big hallmarks of what's made them so good since 2018, one of the things that made them incredibly good in 2021 was they really don't just sit around and roll over and say, okay, we're down four or five runs.

Guess we'll start looking towards tomorrow. They are a relentless bunch and they were able to put a rally together, push Scherzer out of the game, get to the Mets bullpen and ultimately come up a little bit short, but I'll say it was fun if nothing else, but you know, the Mets needed that win. And now the Braves kind of turned their focus to game four and say, this is a game we need to win, but they got to take it from Jacob to Grom.

So it's been a fun series, I think so far. Look, I think these two teams, I don't know how they feel about each other, but this has been for my money, the National League East number one rivalry for the last 20 years, maybe go, actually it's been, it's probably 30 years where these two clubs have been battling it out. The Mets have not nearly been as consistent as the Braves, but I think it's a better division when these two teams are both good. I think they're both good.

I don't think there's a ton difference. Maybe the big difference is really at the top of the starting rotations. We saw Scherzer who was excellent before being lifted in the game in the seventh inning with the bases loaded in one out at a Montevino gave up a home run to Grossman. What's that three home runs in the last two ball games for Grossman. Yeah, it goes back to back games with home runs. And the guy came in having hit three home runs all year for the tigers. So, you know, they found a little something in that left-handed swing. They've got to start working. So the Braves will take it from wherever they can get it from.

No, there's no question. The Braves have just awesome, awesome power and one of the best players in the sport and Ronald Acuna Jr. But both teams also feature. Well, we'll get to the ground here in a second, but both teams also feature really hot prospects who just recently made their major league debuts and each Holbert in their major league debuts.

That's cool. Yeah, I mean, there's a lot of parallels here and I want to go back to as you were laying out the kind of the rivalry between these two clubs and Brian snicker actually brought that up a couple of years a couple of years a couple of days ago talking about over the last few years. The rivalry hasn't really been there quite as much clearly in 2021. It seemed like there could be but then the Mets kind of fell off the wagon in the second half but that I think began to set the stage for what we're seeing this year and the Mets have made a slew of moves. I think it all starts with Buck Showalter that really has changed the culture of that team and brought them back to what I feel like is a more accountable a more professional and just a better all-around team and clearly they went out and made some big signings of a Max Scherzer Starling Marte and others, but it's a very good baseball team. But this does feel like the first time that this rivalry has really gotten to heat up since the late 90s or early 2000s. And so I do think that the division is better overall when these two teams are kind of going at it. I think the Braves and Phillies have had a good rivalry in the interim and the Phillies are kind of trying to inject themselves into this East race if they can here over the final 40 or so games, so it's a fun little three team race. I mean, you can't say much for what's happened to Washington and Miami Marlins. I think are having a bit of a disappointing year and I thought they'd be a little bit better but you know, the top three teams in this division.

It's a little bit of fun. But yeah, these rookies, you know, you got Brett Batty hitting a home run and his first major league at bat first major league swing at Truis Park last night for the Mets. I know they're excited about that. And then Vaughn Grissom, just the latest in a line of Braves prospects who's come in and really injected offense into a lineup that needs it along with Michael Harris on the other side. You got Spencer Strider, you know, trying to win Rookie of the Year on the mound. So a lot of young players, a lot of talented players in this division star level players and a couple of teams that I think could be battling it out for years to come, but they'll they'll see the path to get it maybe through the Dodgers leads through either Atlanta or New York.

I don't think there's any question about that Grant McCauley 1992 9 the game in Atlanta. All right to today's pitching matchup like Max Fried's pretty good. Like I had no I have if you're a Braves fan, you got no issues with who you've got going today, but let me just get your impression what your thoughts are on Jacob deGrom who's made just three starts since returning from shoulder injury and then elbow injury the year before but when you look at the ground, what do you see? I see the best picture in baseball when he's healthy and that's not a slight on the guy that pitched last night. It's not a slight on you know, what Clayton Kershaw did a few years ago for the Dodgers and you know pick a guy that might be having the best year of his life that can kind of jump into the discussion annually, but you know, Jacob deGrom has the kind of consistent dominance that you just don't see very often and if he doesn't throw another pitch, I think he winds up in the Hall of Fame. I mean, that's how much he's done in a relatively short amount of time. It's almost Sandy Colfax like in terms of the numbers.

I know the winds aren't there. But when you look at the absolute domination of opposing lineups those ERAs the strikeout numbers. I mean, it's it's about as good as it gets. I mean if you're trying to draw up the perfect picture and give him all of the perfect stuff to work with here's a hundred mile an hour fastball. Here's a slider that I'm not sure God can hit, you know, those are the kind of things that you give to a pitcher to do the things that he does. So, you know, this is a tall order every single time that a lineup has to step in there and go toe-to-toe with deGrom.

He is human. I've heard reports of so he will lose now and again and you will give up some runs it no matter who you are, but the runs are going to be at a premium. That's for sure in this start.

So for Max free coming off this concussion IL and I know he's feeling healthy feeling good ready to go is checked all those boxes and you know, his job isn't so much to match the Groms greatness. His job is to keep the Mets lineup off the board. So if he's able to do that, it gives the Braves a chance to maybe turn this thing into a battle of the bullpen and all respect to Edwin Diaz who is the best reliever in baseball this year. You can get to some of these other guys and the Braves showed it last night. No, there's there's no question that the and maybe it's the same for every team in the big leagues, but the the underbelly of the bullpens are vulnerable.

There's a reason why those guys aren't starting or closing because there is some vulnerability there. Are you saying about Jacob deGrom that a hundred mile an hour fastball wherever he wants to throw it followed by a 94 mile an hour late-breaking wipeout slider. Are you saying that that's dangerous? I'm saying it's very dangerous and I was doing some some research over the past week just to see how good that slider is. I think opposing hitters are batting at 103 against it and his three starts since he's returned.

So it's pretty tough to put the bat on the ball and take him to grounds putting it where he wants. Yeah, there's there's no question about it. I love Max free to I think I want these two teams to see each other in the playoffs. I do I think it will be awesome. Maybe not for my heart as a as a longtime Mets fan, but yeah, it is it is I think the game is better when these two teams are going at it. It's just a lot of fun and I'm not even that Mets fan that doesn't like the Braves actually like the team. I like I loved them last year. I rooted for him like crazy last year and look I hope I'm not surprised that they're back exactly where they are this year 720 start time Jacob deGrom and Max freed at truest in Atlanta Grant McCauley 92-9 the game in Atlanta follow him on Twitter at Grant McCauley.

He makes it easy. Hey, thank you, man. We'll talk again. Thanks.

I look forward to it. So these are deGrom's numbers very quickly 16 and 2 thirds innings and three starts six hits three earned runs 28 strikeouts one walk. That's a good right 28 strikeouts one walk in 16 and 2 thirds innings two of the earned runs came after his first walk his only walk that came in his last start. He walked a batter they took him out of the note walked a batter and then gave up a two out to run home run that was that he's good. He's good. But so is Max free should be a fun game tonight 720. This is the Adam Gold show June 19 2006, but it all started May 6 1997 with the announcement that the Hartford Whalers were coming to North Carolina. It's a story of transition of heartbreak of figuring it out on the fly the canes Corner look at the 25th anniversary of the move presented by the aluminum company of North Carolina. Listen now find James 25th anniversary wherever you get your podcast.
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