Originally Posted by Om
To me, the real story here is the NFL's apparent unwillingness to stand up to the NFLPA. For the league to take action against the team on this one, they had to determine that the offensive and defensive linemen were engaging in "live" contact. Their interpretation of what that means would seem to render the term almost meaningless.
How are they supposed to stand up to the NFLPA on something like this? There is a CBA in effect and it clearly states "no live contact drills between Offensive and defensive linemen." If the OL and DL are hitting each other they are in violation and the NFL has to live up to the CBA...end of story.