NFL Shenanigans

By Jason Wojciechowski on August 2, 2008 at 8:04 PM

Check out the Patriots item below. The gist is that Al Davis apparently had an agreement with Lamont Jordan that he wouldn't sign with the Pats after being released by the Raiders. Two questions. First, this can't be legal under the CBA, can it? Isn't Al Davis just asking for the Commish to come down on him? (Oh, wait, no, Goodell is only interested in cracking down on those nasty bad players who misbehave by celebrating in the end zone, not on anti-competitive behavior by the owners.) Second, is it common anyway, the way it seems Joe Smith-type deals were fairly common before Kevin McHale got caught?

Al Davis v. Lamont Jordan 
July 30, 2008