Originally posted by Moolji:
I googled the heck out of this & it is driving me nuts. Why did Niners drop the tampering charges against the Jets? I know Crabtree signed but there must of been a more underling cause.
Second question is, I just recently read this post by a member of another forum:
I remember right before the hearing for the Niners-Bears tampering case, the Bears said that they asked the league if they could drop the charges…and the league(Goodell) informed them that once tampering charges are filed, they cannot be rescinded.
If the Bears could not be allowed to drop the charges, why could the 9ers be allowed too?
Sorry this just infuriates me.
In regards to the Jets tampering, nothing definitive was ever made official concerning the Niner FO's decision to drop the charges.
Personally, I felt it was part of some handshake deal with the NFL. If you recall, during that time-frame the stadium situation was still quite cloudy regarding location and financing. Just a theory.