TAMPA, FLa. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as reported Sunday by Charley Casserly on CBS' The NFL Today, will be fined by the NFL for illegal contact with players during the lockout.
Here's the deal: The Bucs told me coach Raheem Morris made seven calls to players, one to Kellen Winslow to congratulate him on the birth of his child.
Are you kidding me?
Do you really think the Bucs were the only team? Think again.
It's like speeding or tampering at the NFL Scouting Combine: Everybody does it.
I remember when Tom Coughlin had his golf tournament in Jacksonville. He talked with his players. Why? It was charitable.
The NFL is off base here.
Tampa Bay is guilty of one thing. They just got caught.
The amount of the fine is to be determined. It shouldn't be much.
My guess is they won't be the only one to get hit with this one.