Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by SVN, Oct 9, 2008.
NFL sends Raiders letter regarding tampering accusation - Reiss' Pieces - Boston.com
Via ESPN "The punishment could range from a substantial fine -- $250,000 or more -- to docking the Raiders one or more draft picks, or both, NFL sources told ESPN."
I post this (the only real new info in their brief article) so others need not commit the sin of giving ESPN a click. Lord forgive me.
Thanks - I feel the same way about espn, if we can limit stories to one collective click between all of us, I'm happy.
I can definitely see a fine, but I'd be fairly surprised if Sheriff Goodell takes away a draft pick. Ironically, that may piss Al Davis off even more than losing a draft pick would; he's notoriously cheap with his money in regards to how he pays his staff - despite the way he throws money around on free agents.
In a perfect-for-the-Pats world, Goodell would force them to cough up their fourth in 2009 back to the Pats.
Obviously these picks don't go to other teams.
It's was earlier posited that a fine is far more likely than a draft pick penalty, should any penalty be assessed, because there is no on-field advantage from accusing another team of tampering. There was an on-field advantage to taping opponents signals, so an on-field penalty (draft pick) was assessed.
Good to hear Davis's dementia may not go unpunished.
I sadly go to the ESPN site for baseball scores (I just like the format) and was reminded of how much I hate their football reporting by seeing a link on the main page summarizing an Easterbrook article praising the Giants as the best team in football (which I have no problem reading as the point is arguable) but including a dig like "despite those believing their team is the best (sorry, Pats fans)." I still like Bill Simmons, but the overall football reporting blows.
If the Pats pull off the miracle and win the championship this year, ever wonder what the ESPN reporters would use to criticize the accomplishment? No Spygate, no drug abuse, no criminal conduct, no reliance on one of the best QBs in the game to carry the effort. Would ESPN just go off the air until next season?
The National Football Post | More On NFL Letter To Davis
nfp seems to take a shot at PFT which refuted their initial claim. Strange i havent yet seen florio mention this today
From Schefter's blog, this is what Lombardi said:
NFL.com Blogs Blog Archive Former Raiders exec Lombardi refutes Davisâ€™ claim
and here is PFT again trying to smear NFP.
these blog wars hilarious and downright stupid. florio is feeling threatened now that he has competition...
ProFootballTalk.com - MORT CONFIRMS THE LEAGUE OFFICE HAS NOT THREATENED THE RAIDERS WITH SANCTIONS
Absolutely right he feels threatened, as well they should NFP has more insiders and more talent and imho is a much better site. I tried to post a comment @ PFT w/my above comment on what Lombardi actually said along with some commentary and it was blocked.
Florio is a dunce.
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