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''It's disappointing to me,'' coach Norv Turner said. ''I think the most important thing, obviously, is that there's a lot of people in this league that were using the towel and certainly it wasn't being done in any way to deceive anybody.'' What?
First, $20k isn't enough to get anybody to stop doing anything. With eight weeks left, it's well worth $160,000 to improve Philip Rivers completion percentage. 2nd, What, exactly is on those towels? Did Norv sign unrestricted free agent PeeWee Herman as a wide receiver during bye week?
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Old news. Surprised how low key under the radar this went. I have no doubt had this been the Pats fines and possible suspensions would of been handed out. And no I'm not being self centered, that's how I feel.
Does anybody actually have this rule in writing? How is a towel soaked in a sticky substance that improves your "grip" somehow legal? "No officer I didn't drink any alcohol I simply mixed some with coke and drank the coke."
Everything that I've found about the rule points towards in being very general stating players cannot apply a sticky or slippery substance to any part of their bodies or equipment. If that's the case this seems like it clearly falls on the illegal side of things.
I'm 100% on the if this was the Pats it would've blown up in the media and Rog wouldn't be splitting hairs to make it "legal". Repeat offenders; BB suspended for a season, 1M fine to him and the team, Brady suspended for the season, 1 game suspension for every 100yds for the receivers, and 2 1st round picks sounds about right. Meanwhile fans across the nation would be saying that the punishment is evidence of the severity of the infraction, and since the infraction was so severe the Pats got off lightly.