The league tampering rules are a joke or at least enforcement of them are. This week alone, Tom Condon and Cliff Avril both admitted to tampering being prevalent in the NFL. In Borges' piece yesterday, Condon said in terms of the Pats talking to him about a contract offer for Brandon Lloyd: Brandon Lloyd’s agent puts Pats on call - BostonHerald.com Except it is against the league's tampering rules for a team to discuss a player who is currently under contract with another team with an agent. Lloyd and all the 2012 free agents do not become free agents until two weeks after the combines and are still under contract. Cliff Avril said on Sirius NFL radio the other day: Lions' Cliff Avril: 'There's no such thing as a hometown discount' | Detroit Free Press | freep.com This is a clear admission of teams tampering. It is pretty bad when agents and players aren't even hiding the fact that teams tamper. It is the worst kept secret that teams tamper all the time, but it becomes a complete joke when agents and players don't even try to hide that they are breaking the rules.