Tampering Charges Filed Against Jets

At a press conference last month, during which he discussed the firing of Rex Ryan and John Idzik, Jets owner Woody Johnson also touched on former Jet and current Patriot Darrelle Revis. Johnson said simply, “I’d love for Darrelle to come back.” Since that statement was made about a player currently under contract with another club, and since the league maintains that “Any public or private statement of interest, qualified or unqualified, in another club’s player to that player’s agent or representative, or to a member of the news media, is a violation of the Anti-Tampering Policy,” tampering charges have been filed against the Jets, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

As Schefter writes, “the league is trying to determine whether there was a violation and if there was, how severe of a fine should be levied against Johnson and the Jets.” Of course, New England is likely to decline Revis’ $20MM option for 2015, which would make him a free agent and which would allow the Jets to talk to him without fear of repercussions.

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  1. NOLASoxFan

    The NFL takes itself way too seriously. This is just silliness. All this time later and they’re “trying to determine whether there was a violation…” Are they forming a crack team of investigative monkeys to examine the case? Are they waiting to see what the Skynet computer thinks? Everyone knew this was a violation the minute he talked about Revis. Why don’t they just say they’re going to announce the fine after the Superbowl?

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