Spokesman Greg Aiello tells PFT via email that the league declines to comment on whether Crennel’s remarks constitute tampering.
But what of a recent tweet from Will Brinson of CBSSports.com, in which Brinson says an “NFL spokesperson told me Romeo Crennel’s comments on Peyton Manning won’t be considered tampering“?
As it turns out, that was a miscommunication. Either way, Aiello says the league won’t comment on speculation about tampering.
But is it speculation? Crennel made comments that either violate, or don’t violate, the tampering rules. Examining that issue becomes speculation only if the league has a habit of not enforcing the rules as written, selectively nailing some teams and giving others a pass.
Um. OK, under that standard it really is speculation.