NFL warns teams about trash talk

Updated: January 16, 2011, 11:14 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The NFL has told multiple teams the trash talk and bravado that surfaced this past week was expected to stay off the field.

As a result, players' controversial comments could be taken into account in evaluating any potential disciplinary action that results from illegal hits or other banned physical acts in this weekend's playoff games.

League spokesman Greg Aiello on Saturday confirmed the communication from Ray Anderson, the NFL's executive vice president for football operations, ...

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