NFL Looking Into Claims Of Contact Between Coaches And Players

Earlier this week, it was reported that some assistant coaches and players were staying in contact during the NFL lockout despite communication being against the rules. Teams have been warned against making contact with players during the lockout, and any violations likely would face a stiff punishment if they ever came to light.

In response to the report that contact is indeed happening, the NFL says it is on the case and is looking into the matter.

The NFL said it is "taking seriously" allegations that there's been contact between assistant coaches and players during the lockout and will launch an inquiry to determine if there has been wrongdoing.

"We will look into any allegations and follow up on them," said Greg Aiello, the NFL's senior vice president of public relations.

After how poorly the tampering case involving the Lions and Chiefs was handled, I can't wait to see what happens if anything comes of this investigation. Not only will it be interesting to see how the NFL tries to discover any potential illegal contact, but I wonder what the punishment will be if a team is found guilty. Whatever happens, I'm betting the punishment, just like the NFL's fines, will be random and made without a logical explanation.

(Via PFT)

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker