Tag:Charlie Casserly
Posted on: September 23, 2011 9:37 pm
Edited on: September 23, 2011 10:00 pm

Report: Three teams fined for illegal contact

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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Posted on: January 9, 2011 6:42 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2011 7:02 pm

Casserly: Jerry Richardson called Andrew Luck

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

We already thought we knew why Andrew Luck wanted to return to Stanford for his red shirt junior year: he wants to stay together one more season with his recruiting class, he wants to finish his degree and, presumably, he wants to try to win a national title.

But Panthers owner Jerry Richardson wanted to make sure there wasn’t another (more nefarious) reason. According to CBS’ own Charlie Casserly on The NFL Today, Richardson called Luck to determine if one reason he wasn’t entering the NFL Draft was because Carolina will get the No. 1 pick.

Reported Casserly: “He was told unequivocally no."

And if Richardson and his personnel people still want to take a QB in the Draft - and here's what our mock draft looks like - here’s Casserly’s list of the top remaining signal-callers that will be available: Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert, Washington’s Jake Locker, Arkansas’ Ryan Mallett and Auburn’s Cam Newton.

But at least this way, Richardson didn’t have his feelings hurt.

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Posted on: November 21, 2010 12:39 pm

Casserly: 'No exceptions to Rooney Rule' for Boys

Posted by Will Brinson

Jerry Jones is already pretty excited about Jason Garrett's potential as the future full-time head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

So much so that, he's seeking an exemption for the Rooney Rule (which requires teams to interview minority candidates before hiring a coach) in order to simply lock Garrett in. However, according to CBS Sports Charley Casserly, the league will not grant that exemption.

"I talked to the league," Casserly said on Inside the NFL. "No exceptions for Dallas or any other team with the Rooney Rule. In other words, the job has to be open at the end of the season and a minority candidate has to be interviewed."

Casserly also made an interesting point about Garrett, saying he's "re-instituted mandatory weigh-in's and fines for players that don't meet their weight on a weekly basis."

This attitude is a stark contrast to the way Wade Phillips ran things in Dallas, and if the Cowboys keep winning, it probably means that Jones will do whatever he needs to in order to make Garrett his full-time head coach (which probably means we could have an awkward "courtesy interview" of a minority candidate at some point).

This is also likely why Jones wants Tony Romo to have a shot at returning in 2010 -- that gives Garrett a better chance to win and solidify himself as the front-runner for the position of head coach.

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