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PFT: Goodell institutes gag order over 49ers' tampering punishment

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    http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/03/25/more-than-two-calls-did-in-niners/

    The internal emails are new info, but that was pretty much to be expected, IMO. What really jumped out at me was the gag order, which worries me because I'm pretty sure that Arlen Specter is going to find a way to spin that to breathe even more life into Spygate. Something to the effect of Goodell is trying to cover up this cheating too, etc etc.
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    Nahhh..he's only interested in the Patriots...I really doubt that
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    Nah, the Pats are just the easiest target right now. He's interested in impressing upon the NFL that, if it doesn't strike up a deal with Comcast soon, its antitrust exemption may be in jeopardy.
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    Keep in mind the Spector is all talk and no action. He has no authority in the Judiciary committee to screw a light bulb in a socket. There will be no threats to the anti trust exemption unless Leahy and Kennedy want it.
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    Seems to me that Goodell is trying to keep this from blowing up in his face like spygate did. Just like we heard from many players, coaches, commentators, etc. that what the Pats did happens all the time, we here the same thing about tampering, and he doesn't want it getting out of hand. Im sure our beloved Pats have done it. You honestly think that BB did not mention something to Adalius Thomas at the probowl in 2006? However, Goodell is really droping the ball on this. A 5th rounder and the loss of what, 5 picks in the 3rd round for tampering when he claims that the Pats taping had no competative advantage. Tampering with a player gives that team an advantage over every team in the NFL, in regards to signing the player that is. It look more and more that the media coverage and Goodells desire to make himself look like the "new sherriff in town" is what resulted in the Pats steap penalties.
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