• Meaningless tampering window opens Saturday

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Mar 10, 2014
    That’s the reality of the legal tampering period. Last March, the NFL acknowledged years of pre-free agency tampering by opening for the first time a three-day window allowing teams to negotiate with agents of impending free agents. This replaced the illegal tampering period that became too difficult to hide when multiple multi-million deals kept being announced .008 seconds after free agency opened. The rule said this: “Beginning at 12:00 midnight ET on Saturday, March 9 and ending at 3:59:59 p.m. The memo said this: “[P]rior to the beginning of the new League Year it is impermissible for a club to enter into an agreement of any kind, express or implied, oral or written, or promises, undertakings, representations, commitments, inducements, assurances of intent or understandings of any kind concerning the terms or conditions of employment offered to, or to be offered to, any prospective Unrestricted Free Agent for inclusion in a Player Contract after the start of the new League Year.”
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  • Eagle-eye view of tampering period

    A theory: The media-savvy NFL didn't create this three-day “legal tampering” period to facilitate negotiations between teams and pending free agents. The real reason was to create three more days of intense fan interest and fevered speculation. Acknowle…
    Source: ESPN.com

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