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NFL News: Lions Found Guilty, Forfeit 7th Round Pick

Jason La Canfora of NFL Network is reporting that the Detroit Lions have been found guilty of tampering with Kansas City Chiefs players. The league has decided that the Lions will forfeit the seventh-round pick that they received from the Denver Broncos and will also swap fifth-round picks with the Chiefs.

As for the chargers, former Chiefs defensive coordinator and head coach Gunther Cunningham made some comments last February in regards to some acquiring some of his former players.

“[Kansas City] keeps wanting to dump their players,” Cunningham said.  “I would like to be there to catch a lot of them, because I know a couple of those guys.”

Teams will have until February 28th to appeal the NFL’s ruling which could be seen as favorable punishment for Lions considering that the San Francisco 49ers lost a fifth-round pick and had to trade third round picks for tampering with Lance Briggs of the Chicago Bears.

Briggs was a high profile so you could make the argument that the Lions didn’t target a player of Briggs’s caliber so the punishment is appropriate.

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