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davster82

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Is anybody else glad that Coach Wanndsted and Ricky Williams just happened to run into each other at the Airport during the SuperBowl last year. The announcers mentioned that last night. Funny how things work out sometimes.
 

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Originally posted by clumpedplatelet
Hmmmmmmmmmmm................tampering???


This deserves an investigation
How do you tamper in a trade. Even if that was sarcastic that was still a silly comment.
 

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Its a very real allegation. A coach cannot make an overture toward a player that is under contract with another team. For instance, what if Dave and Ricky just "happened" to run into each other at the airport and Ricky told Dave "Hey I kind of would like to play in Miami" and Dave told Ricky "Well, how about you tell your team that you hate it there and you would like to be traded. Threaten a holdout, or do something to sour them on you. That way the trade would be much more affordable to us"

That would be tampering, and it would be a severe violation of league rules that would cost us draft picks and lots of money, perhaps even a suspension for the head coach.

In this case I don't think there's much to warrant a tampering investigation because they didn't discuss their respective teams and it stands to reason. Sure, the trade wouldn't have happened had they not met but that is just because Ricky's reputation was absolutely terrible around the league and Dave wouldn't have touched him with a 10 foot pole with that rep unless he had seen for himself and talked to Ricky and found out just how much Ricky loved football and how smart he is and etc.

The only result of that meeting was that Dave Wannstedt's interest in trading for Ricky got piqued...not Ricky Williams' interest in going to the Dolphins. For all his talk about loving the fact that he was traded to Miami, even in the final days before the trade was finalize Ricky Williams was meeting with the owner and personnel director asking them NOT to trade him from New Orleans...his home that he had come to enjoy immensely. They traded him anyway.
 
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