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Report: Three teams fined for illegal contact

Posted on: September 23, 2011 9:37 pm
Edited on: September 23, 2011 10:00 pm
 
MorrisPosted by Josh Katzowitz

During the lockout, there were plenty of whispers that teams were contacting their players, even though the NFL’s rules strictly prohibited that kind of behavior. Kenny Britt admitted to talking to his receiver coach, and Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris, as recounted by CBSSports.com’s Pete Prisco, called seven players during the work stoppage.

Now, the commissioner is apparently ready to dole out the punishments.

Pro Football Talk
is reporting that three teams, including the Titans and Tampa Bay, have been fined a six-figure penalty for illegally contacting players during the lockout. The Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt, though, writes that an NFL official told him the Titans have not been fined for illegal contact.

The fines wouldn't be a surprise. CBS’s Charlie Casserly said on The NFL Today on Sept. 11 that fines would be levied. Which Prisco believes is silly. “Do you really think the Bucs were the only team? Think again,” he wrote. “It's like speeding or tampering at the NFL Scouting Combine: Everybody does it. … The NFL is off base here.”

Maybe so, but it sounds like the league will end up lifting at least $300,000 from those teams anyway.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 9:30 pm
 

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Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: September 24, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Report: Three teams fined for illegal contact

I can say this.  Kansas City did not contact anyone.  Look at how bad they are, they/we suck and we plan to suck as hard as needed.  The end is near and we see it, yes, Mr Haley.  You gone and we move on.  I see that many would do this and no one should be fined for it.  The coaches care about their players and teams and want to win and so do the players.  I do not think it is a deal at all and hopefully we never have a lockout again



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Report: Three teams fined for illegal contact

The third team is cbssports for reporting this garbage in the first place. The third team would normally be named but seeing as how cbssports does thing a bit differently they refuse to name the third team or do not know the name of the third team......then why even mention it in the headline or the article? 



Since: Aug 7, 2010
Posted on: September 24, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Report: Three teams fined for illegal contact

It would be hard to recommend the mind that came up with this idea(?) for any sort of position that requires thinking a thought thru. Sly Stone's...somebody's watchin you. People see and people talk and there are a lot of them watching you build on the resume of a moron. 300,000? Priceless.



Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: September 24, 2011 11:12 am
 

Report: Three teams fined for illegal contact

It's like trying to steal defensive signals. Everybody does it......


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