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No tampering charge filed against Bucs



Although Chiefs coach Herm Edwards made a pretty clear implication that the Bucs tampered with center Jeff Faine while he still was under contract with the Saints, a league official tells us no charge has been filed with the NFL office.

NFL Senior Vice President of Public Relations Greg Aiello said "in order for a tampering case to proceed, a team has to charge another team with tampering or we must have sufficient evidence to warrant an investigation."

In this case, it appears neither exists. And it has been indicated to us the Chiefs have no intention of pursuing this matter any further. We also have been told there isn't much basis for a case to proceed, so it's likely this story will fade quickly. The source of that information labeled the accusation "comical."

I wasn't there and can't say what happened, so just take it all for what it's worth.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:59pm]


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