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Old 05-23-2009, 10:35 PM    (permalink
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NFL conducts Haynesworth tampering probe
By Jason Cole, Yahoo! Sports


The NFL has formally opened an investigation into charges by the Tennessee Titans that the Washington Redskins tampered with defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth(notes) before the start of free agency in February, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.

The NFL has interviewed at least two people associated with the situation after the Titans complained to the league in April that the Redskins contacted Haynesworth and agent Chad Speck before the start of free agency on Feb. 27.

Haynesworth signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Redskins which includes $41 million guaranteed.

If itís proved that the Redskins contacted Haynesworth too early, the team could lose a draft pick. In the 2008 draft, San Francisco lost a fifth-round pick after the league found that the 49ers had tampered with Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs(notes) during the 2007 season when San Francisco was pondering a trade for Briggs.

As for Haynesworth, the Titans have claimed that their efforts to negotiate with Haynesworth after the 2008 season were hindered by tampering.

Speck and NFL spokesman Greg Aiello declined to comment on the situation.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_yl...yhoo&type=lgns
It's official. The NFL is opening an investigation to find out if the 'Skins contacted Haynesworth's agent too early.

We'll be getting a 3rd RD compensatory pick next season for losing Haynesworth, so I'm surprised the Titans went through with this fully. Makes me wonder if they think they have a good chance at winning this, aside from the circumstancial evidence.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:01 PM    (permalink
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Will edit this second post as I find new info...

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Rock Cartwright admitted in a radio interview that...

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"I kind of had an idea they were going to sign [Haynesworth] anyways," Cartwright said. "One of my teammates said they had the same agent and ... he said they had been talking."
Radio interview: http://www.stationcaster.com/player.php?s=...427&f=22081

Article link: http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/03/11/redskin...m-tampered-wit/

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I thought there might have been some tampering...judging by the fact that he signed like an hour in to the FA period. There has to be some kind of evidence (phone records, emails) that would benefit the Titans' cause.
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I thought there might have been some tampering...judging by the fact that he signed like an hour in to the FA period. There has to be some kind of evidence (phone records, emails) that would benefit the Titans' cause.
5 hours into FA and thats after he had another offer from Tampa Bay and turned theirs down for ours. Phone records? Malcolm Kelly and Albert Haynesworth have the same agent...thats out. Emails? You honestly believe that Dan Snyder emailed plans of tampering to someone? Please!
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5 hours into FA and thats after he had another offer from Tampa Bay and turned theirs down for ours. Phone records? Malcolm Kelly and Albert Haynesworth have the same agent...thats out. Emails? You honestly believe that Dan Snyder emailed plans of tampering to someone? Please!
They don't need anything from the Redskins. All the NFL would need is info from the agent.

Goodell is the judge and jury. If he wants, he can revoke Chad Speck's NFL agent status. There's no certainty that Speck won't turn on the Skins in order to save his own skin.


Here's an article on Goodell wanting to crack down on tampering:

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