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NFL Anti-Tampering Policy

CONTENTS
Definition............................................................................................................ 1
Purpose............................................................................................................... 1
Players ............................................................................................................. 2-4
College Players................................................................................................. 2
NFL Players .................................................................................................. 2-4
Non-Players ................................................................................................... 4-12
Protocol............................................................................................................ 5
Head Coaches ................................................................................................... 6
Assistant Coaches ........................................................................................ 7-10
High-Level Club Employees (non-player, non-coach) ................................. 10-11
Other Club Employees (non-player, non-coach)............................................... 11
Postseason Procedure...................................................................................... 12
March 1 Rule.................................................................................................. 12
Permission to Discuss/Sign ........................................................................ 12-13
League Employees ..................................................................................... 12-13
Administrative Review ..................................................................................... 13
Discipline .......................................................................................................... 13
Definition

The term tampering, as used within the National Football League, refers to any
interference by a member club with the employer-employee relationship of another
club or any attempt by a club to impermissibly induce a person to seek employment
with that club or with the NFL.

Purpose

The purpose of the NFL Anti-Tampering Policy, as it applies to tampering with
players, is to protect member clubs’ contract and negotiating rights, and, at the same
time, to allow the intra-League competitive systems devised for the acquisition and
retention of player talent (e.g., college draft, waiver system, free-agent rules under an
operative collective bargaining agreement) to operate efficiently. As the Policy
applies to tampering with non-players, its purpose is to strike a balance between
protecting the rights and maintaining the organizational stability of employer clubs,
and providing realistic advancement opportunities for employees if other clubs desire
their services.


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