View Full Version : Davis' tampering claims could cost Raiders cash, draft picks

10-08-2008, 11:43 PM
Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has received a formal letter from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell informing him the franchise is subject to penalties for the public accusation of tampering against the New England Patriots, ESPN's Chris Mortensen confirmed.

The National Football Post first reported the letter on its Web site Tuesday.

The punishment could range from a substantial fine -- $250,000 or more -- to docking the Raiders one or more draft picks, or both, NFL sources told ESPN.

Davis said the Patriots had tampered with Randy Moss before a deal in April 2007 that brought the wide receiver to New England for a fourth-round choice the weekend of the NFL draft. Patriots coach Bill Belichick denied the claim by Davis that New England had a workout with Moss before obtaining him in the trade.

In a June 5, 2008, memo distributed by Goodell to NFL clubs entitled "Policy on Integrity of the Game and Enforcement of Competitive Rules," the commissioner informed NFL team officials that competitive rules violations must be made in a timely manner. Davis' accusations against the Patriots came 18 months after the transaction occurred.

The memo also warns team owners and officials that making false claims leaves them open to NFL-imposed sanctions.


10-08-2008, 11:53 PM
But He Forgot!!!

Its hard for someone that has been "The Great Depression" WW1 and WW2...

Give Father Time a Break!:laugh:

10-09-2008, 12:03 AM
Belechick responded "Pics or it didn't happen"

10-09-2008, 06:51 AM
Belechick responded "Pics or it didn't happen"

He wanted video. ;)