Part of the reason the Detroit Lions were found guilty of tampering was because the NFL alleged they had "impermissible contact with a player (or his agent) under contract to the Chiefs." The player in question is reportedly safety Jarrad Page, who the Lions expressed interest in acquiring last summer. The Chiefs eventually dealt him to the Patriots, but the Lions reportedly tried to make a move to get him.
Although the Lions did express interest to Kansas City about a trade, Jarrad Page's agent, John Page (his brother), says that no contact was ever made by him or his brother with Detroit.
"I’m baffled by the tampering decision," John Page said. "Never had any contact with anybody from Detroit. And Detroit had absolutely nothing to do with the situation that occurred. They had nothing to do with it."
When asked about the tampering situation on Saturday, Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli had very little to say, simply stating that it's "a league issue and it was handled and I really don’t have any comments on that at all."