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Giants Caught Again Potentially Breaking NFL Rules On Sideline Against Eagles

by: Darrelle Lincoln On  Friday, December 23, 2016

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Here we go again.

Just last week, the New York Giants were caught using illegal walkie-talkies during the game against the Dallas Cowboys.  As a result, they were fined $200K and lost a draft pick because of it.

On Thursday night, they got a double whammy. Not only did the Giants lose 24-19 to the Philadelphia Eagles, but someone spotted a member of the Giants staff using a cell phone on the sidelines in a non-medical capacity.

 

Here’s how the league outlines the use of electronics:

“This prohibition also applies to the use of any electronic communication devices, including but not limited to a cell phone, smart phone, tablet device, or any type of computer, whether online or stand-alone, including laptop and hand-held computers, in the coaches’ booths, on the sidelines, in the locker room (after kickoff), or in any other club-controlled area on game day beginning ninety (90) minutes prior to kickoff and continuing through the end of the game, including halftime (with the exception of League-issued tablets used for coaches’ still photos.

“Team doctors and members of the athletic training staff are permitted to use tablet devices, cell phones, smart phones, or similar devices within the bench area and locker room to communicate player injury information, but may not communicate competitive or strategic information.

“Club football operations staff members are permitted to use cell phones outside the coaches’ booths, bench areas, and locker rooms only when handling non-competitive and/or non-strategic communication.”



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