Giants go from No. 130 to No. 140 in draft due to walkie-talkie penalty

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The NFL’s announcement of compensatory picks on Friday included handing the Browns with the 139th overall pick and the Rams with the 141st overall pick, but No. 140 was not included in the additional picks distributed around the league.

That pick near the end of the fourth round belongs to the Giants, who wound up in that spot as a result of league discipline.

After the Giants were found to be using walkie-talkies on the sideline in violation of league rules during a game last December, the league ruled that the Giants would see their fourth-round pick drop down the draft order. The team will also pay a $150,000 fine while head coach Ben McAdoo, who used the device when his regular connection to quarterback Eli Manning went out, will pay a $50,000 fine.

The Giants did not receive any compensatory picks in this year’s draft after going on a defensive free agent buying spree last offseason that got them back to the postseason for the first time in five years.

33 responses to “Giants go from No. 130 to No. 140 in draft due to walkie-talkie penalty

  1. And we will likewise provide cortisone and healing ointments for the wrist slap, in case the owie is too much. Please forgive us.

  2. Compensatory picks are rather stupid.
    Here are some extra draft picks for either your ineptitude with the salary cap, player development or being to cheap of an organization.
    Sounds like alimony for the NFL teams.

  3. Pats fans are perpetual victims.

    You guys should charge Goodell full rent for the real estate he takes up in your minds, and sue him for mental anguish for how he’s made you go insane!

  4. Pats fans are perpetual victims.

    You guys should charge Goodell full rent for the real estate he takes up in your minds, and sue him for mental anguish for how he’s made you go insane!

    ****

    Framegate was a smear campaign.

  5. The Steelers got off unscathed with their alleged deflated footballs. Roger did a Pete Carrol, pass.

  6. Hey Fraudger – Where are the Pats draft picks you stole, you loser. We all will look forward to seeing you for the opener at Gillette. Will you be wearing your Fraudger clown shirt. I know the 68,000 fans who will be booing you will be wearing THEIR’s.

    Keep THAT image in your mind , so you will have something to look forward to this summer.

  7. .
    The Mara’s are going to struggle to come up with the 150k fine. Let’s hope some generous New Yorkers come to their rescue.
    .

  8. This is called the “Mara Effect”

    A time proven phenomena that occurs when NFL Home teams blatantly Cheat and nothing of any consequence happens.

    The New York Injury Fakers are a perfect example of this scientific principle in action.

    Giants*

  9. The admittedly Giants use walkie talkies to get around a rule and get a minimal penalty while the Patriots are penalized a first round pick and 4 games without their hall of fame QB for basically being presumed guilty in the face of obvious scientific evidence proving otherwise including the balls used by the other team in the SAME game…. ooooookkkaaayyy…

  10. That will teach them! LOL, reminds me of my mom yelling at me when I was a kid…………ya, ya, okay lady.

  11. You guys should charge Goodell full rent for the real estate he takes up in your minds, and sue him for mental anguish for how he’s made you go insane!
    ——————————————–

    Actually it’s been quite a blast. Best year I’ve ever had as a fan.

    We may be impatient but redemption is always predictable when Brady and Belichick are involved. Thanks for caring though.

  12. You would think a big market team would know that any $29.95 walk talky with a scan feature, would allow their opponent to listen to everything they say.
    They should be fined for being so stupid.

  13. This is just stupid on multiple levels. The teams who would have picked 131-140 have improved one spot, solely because of this penalty. Yet the other 22 teams get no advantage. Uneven results, all because five plays were conveyed via walkie-talkie. Five plays that would have been conveyed otherwise if the normal system were working. Simply dumb.

  14. mrbiggstuff says:
    Feb 24, 2017 5:06 PM
    Pats fans are perpetual victims.

    You guys should charge Goodell full rent for the real estate he takes up in your minds, and sue him for mental anguish for how he’s made you go insane!

    Apparently Pats occupy space in your head if you can’t see how ridiculous the penalties levied against the TB & New England when you fast forward to this year and Goodell dismissed the Pittsburgh deflated balls issues because someone finally Googled the Ideal Gas Law!
    It was a Witch hunt spearheaded by jealous owners with Goodell as a 44 million dollar puppet!

  15. Football fans can be whinier than democrats. If this had been my team….snif snif… A lot of parent’s basements are represented here.

  16. MichaelEdits says:
    Feb 24, 2017 5:07 PM
    What? No monetary fines? No loss of draft picks? No four-game suspension of Eli Manning? Oh wait, that last one would help the Giants. Never mind.

    There were 2 monetary fines. One against the Giants and one against their coach. Which you would know if you could read. It’s right at the top of the page…

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