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NFL looking into allegations

Posted on: May 9, 2011 6:06 pm
 
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.

So far, a league spokesman said, there have been unsubstantiated charges of contact between coaches and players, but that there are charges at all piques the NFL's interest. The NFL also has not found evidence of wrongdoing, but its investigation just began.

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

Contact involving coaches and players is forbidden under terms of the lockout. The NFL earlier this year fined the Miami Dolphins and afour other teams for illegal post-season contact with players -- but contact that preceded the March 11 lockout. it is unclear how the league will determine if teams are guilty of breaking lockout rules, but what is clear is that the NFL takes the charges seriously -- as it should.




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Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: May 10, 2011 11:39 am
 

NFL looking into allegations

My question would be "what is the point of this no contact".  What is the purpose in not allowing the players to talk to their own coaches?  Why should this be taken seriously by the league.  I think this is a dumb move on the part of the league, and am curious as to why it is happening.



Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 11:37 am
 

NFL looking into allegations

Typical Steelers fan!!! Ben should have been suspended longer...In your eyes its ok to treat women like garbage and meat...Get a life moron



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 9:08 am
 

NFL looking into allegations

God-Hell is making a $1 and is still over paid!!!

Fire him!!!

January 26, 2011 5:17 pm God-Hell is shutting his own coffin. I as a Steeler Fan love it! Changing the rules to suspend Big Ben did not endear him to us true Steeler fans. Now he will fumble these negotiations like a Browns running back. Please owners, dump him and his double standards before we lose a second of the 2011 season and he ruins fantasy football for the whole year



Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:22 am
 

NFL looking into allegations

2 things.  1) I though the NFL wasnt locked out right now b/c of the court rulings and 2) Why cant i comment on freeman's posts anymore to tell him how terrible of a writer he is?



Since: May 9, 2011
Posted on: May 9, 2011 11:13 pm
 

NFL looking into allegations

You know what's funny about this. There are certain points that should be made regarding contact between coaches and players. First things first, someone said it's becoming un-american for 2 people to have contact with each other and I agree completely with that. But the rule states that COACHES CAN'T HAVE CONTACT WITH PLAYERS during a lockout.  But that rule only applies as regards to the business of football.  Now most players consider their coaches to be friends, confidants, etc. when the "business" of football is over. They communicate just to see how things are going when the "business" aspect of football is over. The reason why I make sure to say "business", is I am a Raiders fan. Take the O-line coach, Steve Wisniewski. The Raiders first pick was Stefen Wisniewski. They are family, legally family, uncle and nephew. The NFL has no say so in whether or not they can communicate. Thats like saying if the lockout lasts through Thanksgiving, that they can't have dinner together.  The same applies to friends, confidants, buds, whatever you want to call em.  Legally they can't get together and discuss the "business" aspect of the "owners" teams. But lets say a bunch of friends or family get together and have a Madden tournament, and in the middle of the tournament someone decides they're gonna create a play, "for madden", which you can do, and the rest of the guys think, "hey, thats a cool play", and during their own workouts, they decide to try that play. The coach never says thats a play for you guys to practice, junch a bunch of guys playin video games.  Any fines levied for people hanging out in a personal atmosphere doing non-business type stuff can be challenged in a court of law.  The business of football is basically a job, you're paid for working. I'm not too sure of this, but during this lockout I don't think anyone is getting paid, which means you're not working, so basically anything that is done, is considered free time. Right?



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: May 9, 2011 8:14 pm
 

NFL looking into allegations

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Funny he can never name names, or teams. Never a shred of evidence, or and ounce of truth.



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: May 9, 2011 7:45 pm
 

NFL looking into allegations

it's just dumb, stupid, and just plain pathetic. They should be working on a new CBA agreement.



Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: May 9, 2011 6:54 pm
 

NFL looking into allegations

This is dumb.  It seems un-american to say 2 parties can't communicate freely with each other.
So I guess what I'm saying is this whole lockout is stupid.


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