NFL Teams Unhappy About Prospects' Pot Confessions News Leak

Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by skinsfan1, Apr 20, 2007.

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    Source: Mike Florio, [ Full Article ]
    We've heard from several league sources regarding the recent report that receiver Calvin Johnson, defensive end Gaines Adams, and defensive tackle Amobi Okoye admitted to smoking marijuana during a league-conducted combine interview. And none of them are pleased that the information was leaked. The primary complaint is that the NFL and the teams persuade these players to be honest and candid. Their reward for doing so? Someone blabbed. One league source believes that the team or teams responsible for the disclosure reside near the bottom of and/or on the fringes of the top ten in the first-round draft order, and that the team or teams are hoping that the information will cause the players to slide...because the team or teams who leaked the information would love to draft them. There also is suspicion that the story was stoked by agents with players in the top ten other than Johnson, Adams, and Okoye. From the media's perspective, it's definitely newsworthy information. But we can see why the league, most of the NFL teams, and the NFLPA would be upset by such shenanigans -- especially since this will prompt most agents to tell their draft-eligible clients to never, ever, ever (did we say ever?) admit to marijuana usage.

    I see the teams point. As long as these guys are honest and expect answers to remain in confidence, they shouldn't be punished. The teams see the tape interviews, if they chose them after that then there is no foul.