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Should the NFL Increase Penalties for Tampering?

With top free agents like Albert Haynesworth recruited by a bevy of prospective teams before the market opens, does the NFL need to do more to restrain pre-free agency tampering?

Posted by Cameron Smith on May 26, 2009 7:48 AM
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LongTimeSkinsFan: Should be in the best interest of the player and be open with no punishment. If a player is under contract why can't he get a better deal to...

ozpunk: How about a waiting period on new contracts to be signed during free agency? That way a guy can't sign a new deal an hour after his old one...

jim_skins: I like alex35332's suggestion. In fact, let's petition the NFL that Dan Snyder is, in fact, guilty of tampering and move directly to # 3 (f...

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alex35332 Author Profile Page :

The NFL needs to have a set series of fines for all rule violations. That is the problem I have with this whole thing. There is not a defined punishment for a violation of the rules. Furthermore many of the punishments hurt the wrong person. If Dan Snyder violated the tampering rule, why take away a draft pick, you have to harm his bottom line.

Here would be my penalties for breaking the rules depending on the severity of a violation. If a coach breaks the rules, game suspensions should come first, loss of draft picks should come second, $ fines come 3rd. If a GM/FO man breaks the rules, loss of draft pick first, loss of salary cap room 2nd and 3rd would be money. For an owner, 1st I take away some of their shared revenue, second I fine them and third I force a sale of the team.

LongTimeSkinsFan Author Profile Page :

Should be in the best interest of the player and be open with no punishment. If a player is under contract why can't he get a better deal to have something inline when his contract is up? Besides you can't enforce it!

ozpunk Author Profile Page :

How about a waiting period on new contracts to be signed during free agency? That way a guy can't sign a new deal an hour after his old one expires and claim there was no tampering.

jim_skins Author Profile Page :

I like alex35332's suggestion.

In fact, let's petition the NFL that Dan Snyder is, in fact, guilty of tampering and move directly to # 3 (force a sale of the team).

I think almost all Redskins fans would agree with me.

 
 
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