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Should we let the tampering of Crabtree go, as suggested?

The Jets apparently make tampering common practice. They should be taught a lesson. Doubt anything will happen though.
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
The Jets apparently make tampering common practice. They should be taught a lesson. Doubt anything will happen though.

That is because the NFL would never dare punish an east coast team. Just look at the Billacheat scandal
No !!!!!!!!!!!!!

We need to send a message that we wont be f**ked with
f**k the Jets, Goodell is trying to sweep under the rug the very punishment he made an example of us after.

[ Edited by SnakePlissken on Oct 10, 2009 at 18:58:50 ]
What? Why would they let it go they cause crabtree to be absent for 3 months of work.
Originally posted by sanfran49:
Originally posted by sanfran49:
Originally posted by horsecore:
I posted the full article in the Jets Tampering thread, but here it is again as it is a good read:

Some think tampering case fueled Crabtree deal
Posted by Mike Florio on October 10, 2009 1:51 PM ET

As the storm of dust continues to settle regarding the decision of Michael Crabtree to show up unannounced in San Fran to work out a new deal, a source with knowledge of the situation believes that the wideout's holdout ended suddenly not because Crabtree was ready to play football but because of the pending tampering case that the 49ers have filed against the Jets.

The source firmly believes that the investigation was beginning to uncover evidence that the Jets had indeed tampered with Crabtree through his agent, Eugene Parker. Indeed, it was Parker and G.M. Mike Tannenbaum who once worked together on an offer sheet that the Patriots would not be able to match when the Jets lured running back Curtis Martin from New England to New York. Per the source, Parker and Tannenbaum continue to have a close and productive working relationship

Moreover, 49ers owner Jed York recently told KNBR in San Francisco (via ESPN.com) that "it was clear there was some evidence that the Jets talked to [Crabtree]," which in and of itself would be proof of tampering.

The thinking is that, as Tannenbaum (and possibly Deion Sanders) began to feel the heat increasing, Tannenbaum (and possibly Deion Sanders) urged Parker to get a deal done.

Though we've been told repeatedly that the 49ers still intend to press the matter (after all, the league made an example out of the Niners for talking to agent Drew Rosenhaus about a long-term contract for linebacker Lance Briggs at a time when the Bears were talking to the Niners about a trade for Briggs), the source predicts that the league office will now nudge the 49ers to let it go.

The argument, the source believes, will be that it's in the best interests of the league for the tampering allegation to go away, since a finding of such dirty deeds accomplished relatively inexpensively hurts the image of the entire league. The fact that this is all happening only a few weeks after the Jets were busted for cheating on the injury report makes an exoneration of the Jets this time around even more important.

So the real question is whether that effort to talk the 49ers into simply being happy that they got their player signed already has begun, and whether such efforts will be successful. In this regard, it's interesting that York already has used the phrase "there was evidence," since this implies that the case either is or will soon be formally closed.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello declined comment via e-mail on Saturday regarding whether the tampering case is still pending.

Regardless of the precise reason, the evidence suggests that the Crabtree deal was done very quickly, with less attention to detail. Last night, we pointed out several aspects of the contract indicating that it possibly was a rush job.

Even if the deal got done because Crabtree decided he was ready to play football, Parker surely would have urged Crabtree to give Parker enough time to ensure that the written document contains all the necessary bells and whistles. That fact that some deficiencies appear in the contract seems to bolster the belief that there was a separate motivation to get Crabtree under contract ASAFP, and that it possibly was related more to killing the tampering case than to getting Crabtree on a football field.

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no one read this because you only have "3" red boxs, therefore no credibility ithe "zone"



plus dont worry, no ones gonna read my "sarcastic" remark cause i have "no" red boxes.


No way that'd be stupid. Stand our ground and try to make them pay for wasting half of Crabtree's rookie season.
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We essentially lost a season out of this guy's career. Hell no we shouldn't let it go.
Helll noooo, i want some draft pics damn it
The problem with this situation is that it is potentially damaging to the niners. If the league office can't come up with anything at all or insufficient evidence they can rule against us and nail us to the wall for slander. That might mean loss of picks and or fines levied against the niners.
Originally posted by Spoonerism:
The problem with this situation is that it is potentially damaging to the niners. If the league office can't come up with anything at all or insufficient evidence they can rule against us and nail us to the wall for slander. That might mean loss of picks and or fines levied against the niners.

Mad Dog? Is that you, trying to get one last little shot in?

As it has been stated repeatedly, the NFL would not have even taken up the case if the Niners didn't present substantial proof of tampering. If Jed York says, "there was evidence", I'm inclined to believe him.
Originally posted by Spoonerism:
The problem with this situation is that it is potentially damaging to the niners. If the league office can't come up with anything at all or insufficient evidence they can rule against us and nail us to the wall for slander. That might mean loss of picks and or fines levied against the niners.

I dunno about the league holding us for slander. Thats pretty weak IMO. Jed said they have solid evidence and the league is gonna be putting the heat on Deion. I really don't see how the league can take draft picks away from the niners or fine them.
No
How about a nudge back to nfl officials. Niners won't let anyone walk on them. Why don't you give them back their 5th round pick?
If this were a poll, I would guess that 99% of you zoners would say, HELL NO!

We'll take anything we can get, whether it be one of their draft picks, money compensation, or even screwing them over by taking one of their picks away period.
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