Report: Unidentified team files complaint to NFL against Jets

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Jets are making NFL headlines, again.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Sunday morning that an unidentified team filed a formal complaint with the NFL against the Jets for violating the league's offseason training rules.

The Jets held an eight-player "Jets West Camp" in July organized by QB Mark Sanchez. Team-owned Jets TV, ESPN, the New York Post and players' Twitter accounts publicized the camp — it wasn't a secret. But head coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer attended a couple of sessions, violating league rules.

The league could take action, and penalties would include a fine, the forfeiture of a draft pick or picks or the loss of organized team practices in 2011 — pending a potential lockout.

The way we see it

Looks like a little gamesmanship from an NFL team trying to distract the Jets. Through their HBO show "Hard Knocks" and lofty expectations, the Jets have been very loud this offseason, and someone wants to get them in trouble.


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