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Bucs reportedly fined for contact during lockout



Like the Tanard Jackson situation, everyone's been tight-lipped about whether the Bucs were fined after the league investigation into whether coach Raheem Morris had impermissible contact with players during the NFL's lockout.

The league refuses to address the question, but -- citing a source -- reported last night that the Bucs, Titans and third unnamed team were assessed six-figure fines for contact with players. However, later reported that the league denied that he Titans were fined. The Titans also denied the claim.

There was no such denial by the Bucs. Morris came clean two weeks ago, saying his phone records were reviewed by the league. He added that he spoke with cornerback Aqib Talib after his arrest for alleged involvement in a shooting and with Kellen Winslow after his son was born. Most of the calls reportedly lasted less than a minute.

[Last modified: Saturday, September 24, 2011 11:08am]


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