1) How does the NFL determine how to fine a player/coach when they criticize a ref in the media? For example when Carol said refs made bad calls, he didn't get fined, a few year back when Tomlinson said the refs were inconsistent he got fined.
2) What is the NFL rules on players sponsoring Presidential candidates? If a player being interview said vote for Ron Paul, will the NFL take action against him? And if so does that not go against his freedom of speech?
3) Do the players get any say when the competition committee makes rules? For example, if every single player wants to get rid of the Tuck rule, how much of leverage do they have to get it overturned?
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