Will the NFL bust the Giants for walkie-talkie use? Tony Dungy thinks it should.
The NFL has been pretty quiet with regards to Giants Coach Ben McAdoo’s use of a walkie-talkie on the sideline during last week’s game against the Cowboys. Per the New York Post, the Cowboys told the league about what McAdoo and the Giants had done, while ESPN.com reported that Dallas never actually registered a formal complaint but that the NFL is investigating anyway. Either way, the story hasn’t been getting too much play, just days after the league, the Steelers and the Giants (again) worked together to quash the possibility of a second round of Deflategate before it even really began.
So, if a fine isn’t enough, what could happen? Could McAdoo get suspended? Could any draft picks be taken away?
Although the league has not yet officially released the All-Star designs, photos purported to be leaked images of the uniforms and associated merchandise have been circulating online for nearly two weeks.
The designs represent a significant departure from previous NBA All-Star uniforms, which have never featured the players’ standard team logos on the chest (although players simply wore their regular team uniforms, with no special All-Star design, from 1997 through 2002).
In addition, the leaked images indicate that the new designs feature the Jordan Brand logo rather than the Nike logo. Twenty-nine of the league’s 30 teams are wearing the Nike mark this season; the lone exception is the Charlotte Hornets, who are wearing the Jordan mark as a nod to team owner Michael Jordan. At present it is unclear why the All-Star uniforms are carrying the Jordan logo, although that will presumably be explained when the designs are officially announced.