NFL doesn’t like lying…

Apparently, Paul Tagliabue has come out and said teams would be “disciplined” if they provided false information about player injuries during a game. This comes shortly after the flap about Denver QB Jake Plummer going out of a game with an injury that was reported as being a concussion, and we later found out was actually a separated shoulder. Tags makes legitimate points about this, but to be honest, the NHL does exactly this, and it’s commonplace. Teams know in the playoffs that certain guys are injured, but the announced injury is very different than what is actually going on – a guy could have a serious leg injury, but it’s reported as a broken pinky toe or something stupid like that. Happens all the time – they’re not allowed to use these things to get a leg up on the competition? I’m sure all week long the Raiders would have prepared differently had they thought that Plummer had just had a concussion and mightn’t play. We’ll see how this goes over long term.

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