Besides ending their relationship with Rex Ryan and moving forward without him, the New York Jets have a lot more on their plate. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jets are facing tampering charges by the NFL. These charges are stemming from an incident last month, when owner Woody Johnson made controversial comments about Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis that could have been seen as recruitment.
The NFL’s tampering policy says, “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.”
Johnson exact statement last month at a press conference was, “I’d love for Darrelle to come back.”
You might not agree with the rule, but technically Johnson is at fault for the remarks he made. However, you can’t really blame him for expressing interest in the former Jet. Revis’ contract has an option for 2015 that is valued at $20 million. So if the Patriots decline, then Revis would become a restricted free agent.
Do you think the Jets should be penalized for tampering?