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Title: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 01:00:53 AM
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Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 02:30:32 AM
Judge - Commissioner Talon Wilkinson

Jury - HIFL Ethics Committee


Others in attendance:

GM Kirk
New Jersey Dragons Attorney Benjamin Snyder
John Spurgeon
David Wilson
DeAngelo Neuman

GM Mike Powers

Governor James Turpin

Investigator Thomas Mangum

HIFLPA President Elias Winstead
HIFLPA Attorney Lauren Phillips

HIFL Attorney Michael Clayton

Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 02:33:34 AM
After a series of opening instructions from the league's commissioner, the hearing begins...

Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 02:41:18 AM
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Ladies and gentlemen of the Ethics committee, I thank you for taking the time to gather for this appeals hearing.  We are all here for the same reason.  To get to the bottom of this horrible scandal that has scarred the league. 

The suspensions of John Spurgeon and David Wilson are highly controversial and due to strange and convenient so called coincidences that have surrounding this case, we are not only appealing the suspension, but pointing a finger of suspicion directly at one man for this entire scandal... Michael Powers.

So as we speak on this and other topics during this hearing, form your own opinion.  Tank you. 
   

       
     
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 02:43:52 AM
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Ladies and gentlemen, I am the HIFLPA's attorney, Lauren Phillips, I am here as an advocate not only for John Spurgeon and David Wilson, but also as an opposition to several wrong doings over the past several weeks at the hands of GM Kirk and GM Powers.    

       
     


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My name is Michael Clayton, I am the representative for the league in this case, I will be working on the side of the suspensions being upheld, and will work to stand firm that the decisions made by the league were the right ones..    

       
     
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 02:48:14 AM
DeANGELO NEUMAN IS CALLED TO THE STAND


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You know John Spurgeon better than anyone and spend the most time with him in training. Have you ever witnessed him using drugs or suspected him of doing so? Have you known him to use any sports supplement powders, suspicious or otherwise?
 
   

       
 

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No, I have not.    
     



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Have you known him to use any sports supplement powders, suspicious or otherwise?
 
   

       
 

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We all use some protein powders or muscle recovery sups, but nothing out of the ordinary.  The league tends to send out a memo when things are banned or what is allowed, etc...
 
   
     
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 02:51:40 AM

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Mr. Neuman, did you sit down for an interview with Mr. Mangum?
 
   

       
 

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Yes I did.    
     



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Did you submit Blood, Urine, and Hair samples for testing?
 
   

       
 

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Yes I did.
 
   
     


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How much notice was provided before the tests were given?
 
   

       
 

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One day after the interview.  We knew testing was coming originally, but not when/where or really even what kind for sure.
 
   
   



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During any of this time, did you feel that Mr. Mangum was working with an ulterior motive?
 
   

       
 

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No. Not at all. He was professional and thorough.
 
   
   
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 02:54:42 AM

GOVERNOR TURPIN IS CALLED TO THE STAND


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Mr. Mangum cited David Wilson's association with disgraced Coach Seau as the only supporting evidence for his contested test results. Was Mr. Wilson's name included in your report of your extensive investigation into Coach Seau and his role in PED use in the HIFL?
 
   

       
 

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His name was not included in my list, I mention in the report that some names were excluded for various reasons, I only listed players and coaches who I had evidence that I believed to be indisputable.    
     
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:01:07 AM
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Governor Turpin, did you have any records or reports of Mr. Wilson being connected to Coach Atreyu Seau?
 
   

       
 

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Mr. Wilson was one of the names I excluded from my report.    
     



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What information lead you not to name Mr. Wilson in your report?
 
   

       
 

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While I knew of Mr. Seau and Mr. Wilson's connections, I did not have any evidence of his using the PED's that I believed him to be connected to.  He was never seen by anyone I interviewed, and no one had heard him talking about usage.  that in combination with his lack of production on the field early in his career, I felt that he was not a suitable subject for drug use, however since his arrival in Music City and then New Jersey, I would potentially reconsider some of that logic..    
     


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Governor Turpin, are you also aware that the correlation between David Wilson's abilities and the foot surgery he had in the pre-season in his first year with Music City?  That surgery was done to correct an injury that he had since his time in college.
 
   

       
 

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I was not aware of this fact, no.    
     
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:02:58 AM
GM POWERS IS CALLED TO THE STAND


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Why did your team pay $250k more for a much less extensive investigation into your own team's PED use?
 
   

       
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: GM Powers on February 12, 2017, 03:06:53 AM
The investigation was not originally supposed to be "much less extensive".  It was intended to be equal in size and scope to New Jersey's.  However, under threat of strike from the HIFLPA, I had no choice but to scale the testing back to using only urine specimens, instead of the blood and hair.

Also, the additional $250K was for an expedited process.  I did not wish to wait the 2 weeks that New Jersey had to wait.  Moving my tests to the front of the queue cost me more money.
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:08:47 AM
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So, Mr. Powers... How did you contact Mr. Mangum?  The league's open transcript lines do not show any history of a call between yourself and Mr. Mangum before you sent your payment.
 
   
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: GM Powers on February 12, 2017, 03:11:07 AM
"Open transcript lines"?  Am I to understand that the HIFL monitors it's GM's conversations as if they were the NSA?  I'm aghast at such a policy!

To answer your question, I dialed him on my personal cell phone.
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:12:48 AM

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The owners keep transcripts of phone calls in order to avoid any misuse of funds.  This is not a league mandate, it is done by the owners...

Was there a reason you used your personal phone?
 
   

Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: GM Powers on February 12, 2017, 03:13:51 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:15:07 AM
 
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and what was the reason for this private line call?
 
   

 
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: GM Powers on February 12, 2017, 03:19:48 AM
I wasn't in the office at the time.  I was commuting home, and happened to catch a replay of GM Kirk bashing me yet again in one of his press conferences.  I wanted there to be no doubts about the cleanliness of my locker room, post-Malone suspension mind you.  So I called Mr. Mangum.
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:20:44 AM
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Isn't it true that you didn't request a refund on the excess funds when the HIFLPA blocked blood and hair tests because you had already paid that money to frame key players on the Dragons' roster?    
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:22:10 AM
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Objection.    

 

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Overruled, Mr. Powers?    

 
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: GM Powers on February 12, 2017, 03:25:25 AM
Everything but the last 8 words of his statement is true.  I didn't request a refund because I had already paid for the testing, and the expediting of said testing.  The fact that a situation arose between myself and the Players Association has no bearing on Mr. Mangum, or his work.

Asking for a refund would be amateur hour.  You don't rise to the position of a General Manager in the greatest sports league in the country by being an amateur.
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:29:27 AM
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GM Powers, please take me through the conversation with Mr. Mangum.  How did you discuss pricing and this "expedited" process you had paid for.
 
   

Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: GM Powers on February 12, 2017, 03:35:30 AM
I told Mr. Mangum that I was interested in an investigation of the Outlaws.  He described the process he would use....the interviews, the hair samples, the blood samples....and told me the time table was 2 weeks for results.  This was the same process, and fee, that New Jersey agreed to.  I asked if there were an option to move the Outlaws samples to the front of the line at the lab, so as the results would be available sooner.  Mr. Mangum indicated that for an extra fee, he'd be able to expedite the process.  Thus we landed on the time table, and pricing that we ended up agreeing upon.
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:37:23 AM
GM POWERS IS RELEASED FROM THE STAND, WITH THE RIGHT TO RECALL HIM LATER
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:43:53 AM
THOMAS MANGUM IS CALLED TO THE STAND AND ENTERS FROM THE WITNESS WAITING AREA


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Mr. Mangum, why did you not take "B" samples from the players during their blood and hair tests?
 
   

       
 

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The players were adamant that they were being advised by the HIFLPA to not cooperate, so I compromised and simply took one sample from each player and was extra careful not to lose or spill the samples.     
     



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What was the chain of custody for the samples?    

       
 

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The samples were taken from the players, labeled immediately, placed in my carrying case, and carried by me, to the lab technicians in Cincinnati, Ohio.  From there, I received the results by hand from the technician and returned them to GM Kirk afterwards.

..let me also take the time to clear the record, GM Kirk in public this week claimed that I "leaked" information to the media and to the league.  I told him from the start that he would receive the initial report one week before I submitted it to the league and published my findings, I did not violate our agreement in the slightest.   
   
     
 
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:52:26 AM
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Mr. Mangum, how did GM Kirk react to your telling him that Mr. Spurgeon and Mr. Wilson failed their tests?     

       
 

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He immediately asked me if the facility I used for testing was based in Tombstone. From that point on our relationship was strained.     
     



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What was the next conversation you had with Mr. Kirk?    

       
 

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I spoke to him a week later to inform him of the findings of my hair tests, I informed him that both players again failed these tests and he immediately informed me that he secretly had a new test, that he claimed was a "B" sample of blood from each player tested by the HIFL's league office.  He said those tests were not positive, and asked me to explain why my findings would be different, despite having a full week between my test and his.  Afterwards he questioned me why Tombstone had paid me more than he had, and at that point I decided I was done being treated as a hostile, and I left.  His final words to me were "you are right, you are done here. Get the fuck out."    
     
 
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:54:54 AM
GM KIRK IS CALLED TO THE STAND


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GM Kirk, is what Mr. Mangum has said to this point accurate to your recollection?
 
   




Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: GM Kirk on February 12, 2017, 04:13:20 AM
Not entirely, no. I can't speak to the chain of custody and not taking a B sample seems suspicious considering it could be done by simply switching to a second test tube. I can't think why  player would choose to risk being found guilty by contamination without access to a second sample to clear his name. Mr. Mangum's approach to the investigation was amateurish and highly irregular. He didn't inform me of his decision to only take one sample until the following week, thus robbing me of the chance to properly verify his findings. I did the best I could. He also refused to tell me where his lab was when directly asked about it, choosing to act insulted by a throw away line instead, which I explained was made in jest. His overly strong reaction to the comment aroused my suspicion of GM Powers' involvement. I did indeed tell him to fuck off when it became clear to me that he had conned me out of $750k with his dishonest and amateur investigation, probably due to illicit payments he had received.

I would also like to mention that I have only made the comment about him leaking the report in private to my lawyer. I would like to know how Mr. Mangum had access to a privileged conversation. Did he plant a bug in my office as part of his mission to attack my team?
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:17:43 AM
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Objection, GM Kirk is not a licensed investigator, so his claims of amateurism or that methods are highly irregular are unfounded and reckless.

Furthermore his inflammatory claims of dishonesty are detrimental.
   

 

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Sustained.  GM Kirk, please refrain from such accusations when responding to questioning.    

 
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:18:30 AM

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No further questions.    



GM KIRK IS RELEASED FROM THE STAND

Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:23:50 AM
 
JOHN SPURGEON IS CALLED TO THE STAND


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John, is it true that you refused to give a "B" sample of blood and hair for your testing?
 
   
 



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Yes.
 
   
 



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Why is that?
 
   
 


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I just didn't want to give more than I had to. Bad enough I was doing it in the first place. the HIFLPA said the CBA protected us from this stuff.
 
   
 

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Mr. Spurgeon, have you ever used a performance enhancing drug?
 
   
 



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No.
 
   
 



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  Have you ever used HGH?
 
   
 



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No.
 
   
 



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Have you ever used protein or other "work out" powders or supplements.
 
   
 



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Yes. Everyone does.    
 


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Is it possible that one of the supplements you use could have the alleged PED in its active ingredients?
 
   
 



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I don't know? ...maybe?
 
   
 


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Who supplies you with your supplements?
 
   
 



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Coach Duran.
 
   
 



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The same coach Duran that is named on the Turpin Report?
 
   
 



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...Yes.
 
   
 


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So are you saying that it is possible, even in the slightest, that you have been given a PED from your coach, a man who has some connection to PEDs via the Turpin report?
 
   
 



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I mean... ... I don't know, I guess?
 
   
 
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:25:48 AM
THE SAME LINE OF QUESTIONS IS ASKED OF DAVID WILSON AND IT GOES ROUGHLY THE SAME WAY.
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:28:06 AM
 
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I request a short recess.
 
   


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Granted.  We will reconvene shortly...  Council, you may submit up to two more witnesses for consideration during this time.   

 
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 02:58:04 PM
THE HIFL COURT RETURNS TO ORDER.


MR. MANGUM IS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND.


MR. SNYDER CALLS TWO NEW WITNESSES.   FELIX DURAN AND DAYTON CALLIE.


MR. CLAYTON CALLS ONE NEW WITNESS, ELIAS WINSTEAD.
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:05:33 PM
FELIX DURAN IS CALLED TO THE STAND


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Mr. Duran, have you ever provided your players with any banned substances?
 
   

       
 

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No, I have not.    
     



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Do you supply players with league approved supplements?
 
   

       
 

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Yes, as is standard practice around the league.
 
   
     
 

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...do you open these products before issuing them, or are they still factory sealed?
 
   

       
 

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They remain sealed.     
     



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..and do you suspect either Mr. Spurgeon or Mr. Wilson to be guilty of using PEDs or masking agents?
 
   

       
 

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No, not at all.
 
   
     
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:13:48 PM
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Mr. Duran, why is your name listed in the Turpin report?
 
   

       
 

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...You would have to ask Mister Turpin.    
     



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I will gladly do that, if you refuse to answer my questions, but since you are here, have you used PEDs during your career as a player in the HIFL?
 
   

       
 

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*sigh* ....Yes, I have.
 
   
     
 

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Before the Turpin Report was published, did you regret the decision to use PEDs?
 
   

       

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OBJECTION, This is irrelevant!    
       


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This is directly relative to my next question, sir.
 
   



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Overruled, continue Mr. Clayton.
 
   



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No, there was a large group of players in the league using, so it was a keep up or get left behind type of situation.     
     



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So, with your sympathy towards PEDs and those who use them, do you really believe that you would even be on the look out for a player who was considering or using PEDs?
 
   

       

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OBJECTION, Leading the witness!    
       


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Withdrawn... Mr. Duran, do you agree with GM Kirk's decision to conduct blood and hair testing on players despite the Collective Bargaining Agreement not including those tests?
 
   



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No, I do not.
 
   
     
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:27:49 PM
ELIAS WINSTEAD IS CALLED TO THE STAND


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Mr. Winstead, you have had conversations with both GM Kirk and GM Powers correct?
 
   

       
 

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Yes.    
     



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Tell me about what you remember from your conversations with GM Kirk, please.
       
 

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initially I expressed the HIFLPA's concerns with why we were against blood and hair testing, specifically that the league's CBA only allows for Urine testing, and also that blood testing shows drugs that may have already exited a players system in a typical urine test. He then told me that if my players did not like these tests, they really would have hated his original plan of hiring Jack Bowser for waterboarding and other torture, or as he called it, "Advanced interrogation." 

After that we did not speak until after John and David failed their illegal blood tests.  He told me that he wanted to retest the blood and that if it came back clean it would help the PA's argument against blood testing in the future.  I told him that the HIFLPA could not endorse or condone this, as it would make us weak in future arguments against GM's over stepping their authority.   He asked for quiet cooperation, saying that he would allow us to criticize him in public, to save face. ...I told him that I would think about it.
 
   
     
 

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Did you encourage Mr. Spurgeon and Mr. Wilson to re-test?
 
   

       

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Yes.     
     



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Why is that?
 
   

       

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I wanted to clear our players names, and knowing that a week later the blood tests were less likely to show a positive result, I felt it was a good chance of success.    
       


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What was your conversation with GM Powers like?
 
   



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We spoke about our potential protest and he asked if we would continue to protest if he decided to not test blood and hair, and only conduct the Urine Tests.  I informed him that we would not protest or contest any suspension that came from a urine test, as it is approved by the CBA, and he agreed to reduce the scope of his investigation.
 
   
     
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:39:31 PM
DAYTON CALLIE IS CALLED TO THE STAND


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Miss Callie, did you provide GM Powers with the contact information for Mr. Mangum?
 
   

       
 

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Why Yes, of course.    
     



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Did you happen to hear any of the conversations the two had on the telephone?
 
   

       
 

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No sir, I was not with GM Powers at the time he made the call, he simply contacted me about sending him the number.    
     
 

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Have you over heard any of the conversations between GM Powers and Mr. Winstead or Mr. Mangum?
 
   

       
 

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No, not in particular.  I tend to mind my business and focus on my work.    
     



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Did you send the funds to the league office to make payment to Mr. Mangum?    

       
 

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Yes, I did..    
     


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Did Mr. Powers explain the breakdown of the funds?
 
   

       
 

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No he did not.    
     
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 03:41:39 PM
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Having heard from each side and their witnesses, I ask the Ethics Committee to deliberate and find your verdict. 

The options are to uphold or overturn the suspensions of John Spurgeon and David Wilson.
   



THE COMMITTEE GOES INTO A DELIBERATION ROOM WHILE EVERYONE IS DISMISSED UNTIL A VERDICT IS REACHED
 
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:20:57 PM
THE COMMITTEE RE-ENTERS THE CHAMBER, EVERYONE FILES BACK IN FOR THE VERDICT...
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:22:42 PM
THE COMMITTEE CHAIR HANDS THE RULING TO COMMISSIONER WILKINSON
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:23:18 PM






















COMMISSIONER WILKINSON READS THE RULING TO HIMSELF AND TAKES A SWIG OF WATER BEFORE EXHALING A DEEP BREATH...
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:26:51 PM
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After reviewing the Committees findings, the league has decided...
















John Spurgeon and David Wilson failed a team issued, independently tested drug test, not once but twice.

Their failure to provide a suitable "B" sample prevented a true follow up test that could clear their names, and the committee has decided that the league administered test can not be accepted as evidence due to the league's own violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.














The league will pay a $5MM fine into the HIFLPA players fund as a result of this violation. However the suspensions of Mr. Wilson and Mr. Spurgeon have been uphe----.
   


Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:27:21 PM





THE DOORS OF THE HEARING ROOM BURST OPEN AS A VOICE YELLS OUT
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:28:24 PM
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WAAAAAAAAIT!!!!!!! COMMISSIONER WILKINSON!!!!   



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A DIGITAL CLOCK BEEPS OMINOUSLY
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:29:06 PM
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Jack, what are you doing here?  We are in the middle of a hearing!
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:30:37 PM
SECURITY RUSHES TO SECURE JACK BOWSER


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Commissioner Wilkinson I have evidence that will clear the names of John Spurgeon and David Wilson, Damn it!    



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A DIGITAL CLOCK BEEPS OMINOUSLY
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:30:53 PM
THE ROOM BEGINS TO CLAMOR AS COMMISSIONER WILKINSON BANGS A GAVEL CALLING FOR ODER!
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:32:04 PM
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Jack, we served together, and I know you are a man who stands for Justice... I defer to the Committee to decide if we can hear this evidence.


THE COMMITTEE CHAIR STANDS AND NODS, GIVING JACK THE GREEN LIGHT.
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:33:30 PM

SECURITY RELEASES JACK, AS HE APPROACHES THE COMMISSIONER WITH A FILE FOLDER.


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Commissioner Wilkinson, in this folder I have obtained a copy of the report given to GM Powers from Investigator Thomas Mangum.  A man I have spent the past 6 hours interrogating.    



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A DIGITAL CLOCK BEEPS OMINOUSLY
 
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:34:09 PM
GASPS FILL THE CHAMBER AS OLD WOMEN COVER THEIR MOUTHS AND BOTH GM KIRK AND GM POWERS LEAN TO THE EDGE OF THEIR SEATS IN ANTICIPATION.
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:34:35 PM
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Jesus Christ Jack, Why were you interrogating Mr. Mangum?  Where is he?

Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:35:30 PM
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He is fine, Sir... In stable condition at the local medical facility here in Charlotte.  ...I was hired by GM Powers to protect him from the Owner of the New Jersey Dragons and his alleged Criminal Enterprise that was influencing the HIFL...   



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A DIGITAL CLOCK BEEPS OMINOUSLY
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:36:14 PM


MORE GASPS AND SWOONS FILL THE ROOM AS JACK'S INTENSITY FILLS THE ROOM



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Criminal Enterprise?  Jack, make sense... damn it.

 
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:39:38 PM
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I confronted Mr. Tong... he had no idea what I was talking about, and I believe him sir.  He is a good man.

...This lead me to GM Kirk and his associates, and again I did not find any wrong doing, so I went to Thomas Mangum...  Something was not right. 


I had worked with Mr. Mangum when he was in the FBI, sir..  When I spoke to him and questioned him, something did not seem right, so I dug deeper...



He was hard to crack, he lasted for ours of relentless techniques and tactics.



...and then he admitted it all to me sir... every detail.
   



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A DIGITAL CLOCK BEEPS OMINOUSLY
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:40:12 PM

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Jack, tell me what he said.
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:42:24 PM
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He told me that originally he was going to New Jersey with the intention of conducting an honest investigation... until he received a phone call from Mike POWERS.   



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A DIGITAL CLOCK BEEPS OMINOUSLY
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:42:50 PM

THE ROOM EXPLODES IN CONFUSION AS ORDER IS AGAIN CALLED FOR AND JACK CONTINUES
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:44:25 PM
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He said that GM Powers came to him in private and asked him if he would make an "unethical" decision...  and then offered $1,000,000.00 for two names to surface as dirty drug using cheaters... John Spurgeon and David Wilson specifically...




They would mask it with an investigation of their own in Tombstone after the investigation was completed... and Mr. Mangum accepted...
   



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A DIGITAL CLOCK BEEPS OMINOUSLY
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: GM Powers on February 12, 2017, 04:44:58 PM
GM POWERS STANDS UP

Jack, this is NOT what you were hired to do!

Mr. Wilkinson, this man has no standing in these proceedings!
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:46:27 PM
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GM POWERS, I STAND FOR JUSTICE!  I HAVE NO ALLEGIANCE OTHER THAN TO FINDING THE TRUTH!   I ATTEMPTED TO PROTECT YOU!  I ATTEMPTED TO KEEP YOU SAFE AS YOU REQUESTED... AS A FRIEND!  ...AND YOU WERE TRYING TO USE ME TO COVER YOUR OWN SORRY TRACKS...

GM POWERS, YOU ARE AS BAD AS CHARLES LOGAN...
   



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A DIGITAL CLOCK BEEPS OMINOUSLY
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:46:33 PM
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Jack, you tortured a former Federal investigator.  For HOURS.  How do you know that he didn't just tell you what he thought you wanted to hear to make it all stop?

Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:49:29 PM
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Commissioner Wilkinson, I know it is the truth because of THIS!   



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A DIGITAL CLOCK BEEPS OMINOUSLY AS JACK BOWSER SLAMS A COPY OF THE TOMBSTONE REPORT, CLEARLY TAKEN FROM A CURRENTLY EMPTY OUTLAWS OFFICE, ON THE COMMISSIONERS BENCH...
Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 04:52:20 PM
COMMISSIONER WILKINSON FLIPS THROUGH THE REPORT, UNSURE OF WHAT HE IS LOOKING FOR.

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Check the corner of the first page... a hand written note...    


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"You can always say that the extra 250K was charged for an expedited process. as in all test results in one week."
~TM



THAT is a hand written note from THOMAS MANGUM to GM POWERS to explain the expenditure difference... clearly proof of corruption in Tombstone and with Mr. Mangum's investigation.

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A DIGITAL CLOCK BEEPS OMINOUSLY AS ALL EYES TURN TO GM POWERS

Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 05:04:50 PM
THE COMMITTEE CHAIR TURNS TO THE REST OF THE COMMITTEE AND THEY HUDDLE... AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES THEY BREAK AND SPEAK TO THE COMMISSIONER.


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The committee rules to overturn the suspensions of John Spurgeon and David Wilson... We also have ruled that GM Powers will be suspended for the rest of the season for his actions, in order to return to the league, GM Powers will be forced to pay a fine of $3MM to the New Jersey Dragons organization and will be on strict probation.


This hearing is adjourned.


Title: Re: HIFL APPEAL HEARING - WEEK 13 (SEASON 8)
Post by: Talon on February 12, 2017, 05:05:04 PM
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