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He prearranged a deal. HE CHEATED.
Aug. 17, 2015
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He was convicted of cheating. That's all we need to know. You get convicted of cheating, you should be banned for life.
Aug. 17, 2015
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I'm glad you think it's a joke. Some of us don't take cheating that lightly.
Aug. 17, 2015
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There are some actions that are so grave, that do SO much damage to our game, that there should be no forgiveness, no redemption. Cheating is one of them. Goodbye, good riddance, don't let the door hit them in the ass on the way out. I don't care who it is, or what the level. You cheat in an ACBL-sanctioned event, you get caught, goodbye.
Aug. 17, 2015
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The travesty is in NOT hanging him (so to speak) or any other cheater publically. You cheat, you get caught, you should be GONE.
Aug. 17, 2015
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How much more definitive fact do we need? The pronouncement in the Bulletin speaks for itself. The fact that a cheat–in ANY way–is allowed to still play is a stain upon our game. FAR greater, than say, convention disruption.
Aug. 17, 2015
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Not for cheating, no, they should not.
Aug. 17, 2015
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People have been banned in other sports where they are independent contractors, i.e. track and field for one example.

Mike Passell deserves no sympathy, sorry. He got a gift with this joke of a suspension. In a world where the powers that be gave a **** about the image of the game Mike Passell would NEVER PLAY IN AN ACBL-SANCTIONED EVENT AGAIN.
Aug. 17, 2015
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It most certainly can take away his right to earn a living playing bridge. See those in other sports and pursuits who have been banned for life for offenses.
Aug. 17, 2015
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What facts have to come out? He prearranged a deal. He cheated. He should be banned for life. PERIOD.
Aug. 17, 2015
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It's easy to say because I'd never cheat at the table. I don't care WHO he is. What he did should be a lifetime ban. Goodbye, good riddance, and don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
Aug. 17, 2015
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To hell with that. When you cheat, you should forfeit your right to earn a living playing in ACBL events. If that hits him in the pocket, tough. Should have thought of that before he did it.
Aug. 17, 2015
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Prearranging a deal? He should be banned for life, sorry. This punishment is a joke.
Aug. 17, 2015
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You really think you're getting this for down two?
July 2, 2015
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Thank you EVERYONE who brought this to reality :)

June 30, 2015
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Surprised I am at the number of people voting for double nonvul…do you really think you're getting 300 here? Doesn't seem worth the risk.
June 30, 2015
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LOL…sorry, I posted it as it happened :).
June 12, 2015
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Copout :)
June 12, 2015
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we were the Flight A pair.
June 8, 2015
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Partner called the director. I personally wouldn't have called on these opps in the situation, but what''s done is done…he felt strongly pass was an LA. I was just curious for the opinion of others.
June 8, 2015
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