Patriots accuse Texans of tampering over Nick CaserioSi Trova in I vostri Post
Houston’s search for a new general manager has hit a legal snag.
The New England Patriots have filed tampering charges against the Texans associated with their attempted GM hire of Pats manager of player personnel Nick Caserio, a source informed NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. ESPN first reported the information.
The NFL’s definition of tampering reads as follows:”The term tampering, as used within the National Football League, refers to some disturbance by a member club with the employer-employee relationship of some other club or any effort by a club to impermissibly induce a individual to seek employment with this club or even together with the NFL.”
Houston’s firing of general manager Brian Gaine on June 7, 1 day after New England’s Super Bowl ring ceremony,”set off some alarm bells” at Patriots Place, Rapoport added.
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The focus of this tampering charges might be Jack Easterby, a former Patriots development manager who was hired this offseason as Texans EVP of staff development, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported. Easterby was in attendance in New England’s ring ceremony on Thursday night, one day before Gaine’s ouster.
The Texans have no comment on the tampering allegation, Rapoport reported Wednesday.
A possible solution to this conflict would be Houston surrendering a draft pick to the Patriots in exchange for Caserio, Rapoport added.
Asked Tuesday whether Easterby left any contact Caserio before Gaine was fired, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said,”I would say that the answer to that is not any, relative to contact about anything having to do with the Houston Texans. No.”
The trainer added, regarding Easterby,”Jack is just what his name says. He’s executive vice president of staff development and he assists in every area of the group. He assists me with the group. He assists in different departments around the group, the departments that work together with the team, of course the exercise room, equipment space. He helps me with putting in procedures to really help the responsibilities of each section relative to the group. It’s all about the group and how do we improve the team and Jack has been an excellent addition to the business.”
Houston interviewed two candidates over the weekend — Ray Farmer and Martin Mayhew — both of whom are former GMs. The Texans were reportedly interested in hiring Caserio, with a connection with O’Brien, a former Pats offensive coordinator, but New England had not offered consent, as of Wednesday night.
The most recent case of this kind of NFL tampering also included the Patriots. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson was charged with tampering by New England and then fined $100,000 in Apr. 2015 later he left comments in December 2014 he would”love to have Darrelle back”, speaking to Darrelle Revis, who at the time was enjoying with New England to a one-year contract. Revis re-joined the Jets during the 2015 offseason on a five-year pact.
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