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Yes he should. It is the honorable thing to do. 54 50.94%
No he should not. He made an honest mistake. 22 20.75%
I'm not sure. What exactly will his quitting accomplish? 25 23.58%
Other. Let me clarify below. 5 4.72%
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Question Should James Blake step down as VP of the Players Council?

In light of the scandal in Vegas, is James Blake suitable for the post of VP of the Players Council?? Should he voluntarily step down? or should he dig his heels in and stay put? What do you think? (Poll to follow).

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I think that's going way too far. We have one side of the story of what happened which is far from complete and includes a LOT of speculation. I know this is James's site so no one will take it for anything but they seem to be addressing MTF directly...

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- Indian Wells, CA - Hey there everybody, things are back up and running in JB Land. The draw is out in Indian Wells and James is in the top half as the number 6 seed. I hope to make it out to the desert next week to see him play.

Speaking of seeing James, I had a chance this past weekend in Vegas. Rough life, I know. James seemed to be handling the whole Vegas Round Robin fiasco well. I think the first thing I should point out to some fans who wrote in and posted on messageboards- James was going by the decisions made by the ATP; he had nothing to do with the decisions. For some reason, some fans out there seemed to think that James was pulling strings, and nothing could be farther from the truth. So let's put all that to rest, and perhaps the round robin format can be put to rest as well, so we can avoid all that garbage in the future.
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I don't think we know enough to make clear assumptions of guilt that would warrant something as big as that

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I think that's going way too far. We have one side of the story of what happened which is far from complete and includes a LOT of speculation. I know this is James's site so no one will take it for anything but they seem to be addressing MTF directly...


http://www.jamesblaketennis.com/jb%20pages/news.htm

I don't think we know enough to make clear assumptions of guilt that would warrant something as big as that
so what's your vote?

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I think that's going way too far. We have one side of the story of what happened which is far from complete and includes a LOT of speculation. I know this is James's site so no one will take it for anything but they seem to be addressing MTF directly...


http://www.jamesblaketennis.com/jb%20pages/news.htm

I don't think we know enough to make clear assumptions of guilt that would warrant something as big as that
Why should we believe that source? Isnt that his official website? Of course thats what they will say.
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so what's your vote?


Until I have more knowledge from someone who observed what happened or him? - No.

If he did the things that it sounds like he did then probably, but I'm going to hold out until those are proved.

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Why should we believe that source? Isnt that his official website? Of course thats what they will say.
...which I think I said when I posted it I just thought it was funny how he seemed to be talking directly to MTF.

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Tangerinus, stealing my idea of the dead horse smiley? Have to say it's a good one though.

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Until I have more knowledge from someone who observed what happened or him? - No.

If he did the things that it sounds like he did then probably, but I'm going to hold out until those are proved.



...which I think I said when I posted it I just thought it was funny how he seemed to be talking directly to MTF.

Whoever posted that most likely posts on MTF so there you go.
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It's funny how people will take one voice of clearly questionable credibility in a sea of other sources saying otherwise and go with what that voice is saying. And oh, it's so good to hear that James is taking the LV thing well .Thank god, everyone was worried. He got screwed over so badly .


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It's funny how people will take one voice of clearly questionable credibility in a sea of other sources saying otherwise and go with what that voice is saying. And oh, it's so good to hear that James is taking the LV thing well .Thank god, everyone was worried. He got screwed over so badly .
I'm not taking it as fact, just posting another side for the simple reason that he seemed to be addressing us and our continual consideration of the subject. Excuse me

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Tangerinus, stealing my idea of the dead horse smiley? Have to say it's a good one though.
first you encourage me to post the poll and then you avoid voting???

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James Fake is a disgrace.
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I'm not taking it as fact, just posting another side for the simple reason that he seemed to be addressing us and our continual consideration of the subject. Excuse me
I think the continual consideration is warranted since this is ruining our sport and besides, it gives people something to talk about until the IW starts . I understand it's at the expense of some people's favorite player, but what are you going to do?

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I think the continual consideration is warranted since this is ruining our sport and besides, it gives people something to talk about until the IW starts . I understand it's at the expense of some people's favorite player, but what are you going to do?
I completely agree.

I'm glad that something will be done about RR. I'm disappointed in what it looks like James did. I just usually like hearing both sides of a story. I feel like I've heard Korolev's, but not James's

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