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.