He even made the pic of the day over there. http://www.profootballtalk.com/WienerCar.jpgAccording to the guys at KFFL.com, new Jaguars assistant head coach Mike Tice told Jacksonville radio station WOKV on Wednesday that he already has spoken with one of the Minnesota Vikings' 16 free agents regarding the possibility of joining the Jags for 2006. Tice declined to name the player.
The problem is that, until free agency opens, these players remain the property of the Minnesota Vikings. Thus, Tice has admitted to a tampering violation.
The development should surprise no one. Tice reluctantly conceded a year ago to the scalping of Super Bowl tickets, in blatant violation of league rules. The Commissioner imposed a $100,00 fine against Tice for the transgression.
This time around, the Vikings likely will be required to file tampering charges before the Commish can act. And we wonder whether the NFL will "stack" dissimilar offenses when disciplining guys who can't seem to stay on the right side of obvious rules.
It'll be interesting to see what happens next.
(caption reads The Jags send a special limo to pick up new assistant coach Mike Tice at the airport. )