League mum on possible player tampering

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, NFL officials are not responding to questions about the Packers allegedly contacting players to report to team facilities this weekend.

There have been multiple reports, including one here at lombardiave.com that players were contacted yesterday and told to report to team facilities by Saturday for a team meeting.

However, an unnamed Packers executive refuses to comment, and the league told PFT that they are focused on getting the CBA settled and didn’t have the time to look into any allegations.

“We are focused on closing the agreement and will not comment on this,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email to PFT.

When this writer initially saw the reports last night, it seemed odd that team officials would be contacting players to report to facilities even though they were officially forbidden to have contact during the lockout. However, when Aaron Rodgers tweeted that he had heard nothing, it seemed to ameliorate the situation.

It will be interesting if the league doesn’t investigate this … there are too many questions for the league to try to sweep this under the rug.

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