Goodell realizes tampering must be addressed

With many teams stretching the rules of free agency, Roger Goodell knows he needs to tackle tampering before the problem spirals out of control, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

Originally Published: April 2, 2008
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- One of the smartest ideas on the table at this year's owners meeting isn't something that is going to create a lot of buzz. It's the proposal by the league's competition committee that would create a moratorium on player signings until at least five to seven days have passed after the start of the unrestricted free-agent period.

Yes, I know it sounds a bit complicated right now. But it's something that definitely needs to happen in a league where tampering is ...

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