I have found that the best description of #CommishLife is from Scott Fish – “Should circumstances, issues, or problems arise for which a remedy is not stated in the Rules… the Commissioner reserves the right to take whatever actions he deems necessary in the best interest of the league. He may consult with some or all other owners and/or possibly take a vote.”
Whenever a ruling must be made by the FFIC Commissioner it will be done with consideration into the intent and spirit of the rules, the fairness to the fantasy players, and the integrity of the FFIC. All decisions will be final and cannot be contested.
The FFIC Commissioner is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction which impedes or interferes with the transmission or receipt of any team transaction, including but not limited to free agency and starting lineups. It is strongly recommended that participants double check their lineups and free agent moves as the FFIC Commissioner cannot be held responsible for errors. No interventions will be made to alter a transaction after it has been completed.
In long-term leagues, whenever a team becomes abandoned it is referred to as being “Orphaned”. Orphan Franchises can be created by the FFIC Commissioner’s judgment despite a participant having already paid their entry fees. The FFIC will not be responsible for refunding entry fees (unless a competition is not filled), as they will be immediately used to fund website use in order to ensure that owners who are actively participating according to the FFIC rules, are not impacted. Reasons that a franchise might become designated as “Orphaned” despite entry fees having been paid include, but are not limited to:
- Failure to actively participate in either a Start-up or Filler Draft without proper steps being taken for auto drafting.
- Failure to submit a starting roster in two consecutive weeks.
- Failure to submit a starting roster three times during a season.
- Failure to meet set deadlines for designating kept players.
- Failure to keep contact information current.
- Failure to abide by the rules set forth on this website.
- Abuse of the waiver system.
- Causing issues within a league in which other players feel seriously threatened, or dissuaded from continuing due to your actions. (All such instances will be subject to FFIC Commissioner review)
- Colluding with other owners in order to sabotage another owner through actions such as unfair trades or playing unreasonable starting lineups. (All such instances will be subject to FFIC Commissioner review)
- Dismissal requests made by all other franchise owners in your league. (All such instances will be subject to FFIC Commissioner review)
If a participant is removed from the FFIC they will be unable to request reinstatement for one year, at which point their infractions will be reviewed again for eligibility to rejoin.