The New York Giants apparently can’t stop breaking rules. First they violated the equipment policy by sticking a needle in the Steelers Footballs, then Ben McAdoo was caught using a walkie talkie on the sidelines in which they were just punished for, and now they broke another violation.
A staff member of the Giants was spotted using what looks to be a cell phone on the side lines during last nights game against the Eagles, a violation of the rules.
Here is how the NFL lays the rules on electronics:
“This prohibition also applies to the use of any electronic communication devices, including but not limited to a cell phone, smart phone, tablet device, or any type of computer, whether online or stand-alone, including laptop and hand-held computers, in the coaches’ booths, on the sidelines, in the locker room (after kickoff), or in any other club-controlled area on game day beginning ninety (90) minutes prior to kickoff and continuing through the end of the game, including halftime (with the exception of League-issued tablets used for coaches’ still photos.
“Team doctors and members of the athletic training staff are permitted to use tablet devices, cell phones, smart phones, or similar devices within the bench area and locker room to communicate player injury information, but may not communicate competitive or strategic information.
“Club football operations staff members are permitted to use cell phones outside the coaches’ booths, bench areas, and locker rooms only when handling non-competitive and/or non-strategic communication.”
If the league deems this person is non-exempt it would constitute a second violation in short order, and could prompt Roger Goodell to further punish the Giants. Which probably won’t happen. The Giants literally cannot stop cheating.
From 247 Sports – There were rumors that executives around the NFL found the Giants’ penalty for walkie-talkie usage to be light. Some thought they deserve to lose more draft capital. Another violation in such a short span could cause the NFL to come down hard and drop the hammer on the Giants so nothing like this happens again.
I hate to keep saying this, but it’s so true, could you imagine if this was the Patriots? There would be a lynching mob outside Gillette Stadium and this would be NON STOP covered on every single news outlet including the regular evening news. Maybe it was just his arm band play sheet, right?
I’d just like to point out the Giants haven’t won a Super Bowl since walkie-talkie Gate… just sayin’