The Patriots filed tampering charges against the Houston Texans in their effort to take Bill Belichick’s right hand man Nick Caserio away from the team. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the league now is expected to gather relevant informant to open its investigation against Houston.
Houston fired general manager Brian Gaine the night after New England’s Super Bowl ring ceremony on June 6 at Robert Kraft’s house. The Texans finished in first place in the AFC South with an 11-5 record last season.
Former Patriots team chaplain and current Texans executive vice president of team development Jack Easterby attended that party, as did Caserio, New England’s director of player personnel since 2008. The Texans have requested permission to interview Caserio for their GM job but have not been granted permission to date, per sources.
The NFL’s anti-tampering policy states: “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” is not allowed.
Let’s see if the NFL actually does something to protect the integrity of the league when an infraction is hurting the Patriots. This will clearly not be national news and the fans from other teams will call it sour grapes. There is no way Belichick is letting Caserio go without a fight and hopefully justice will prevail in the end. Unfortunately with Goodell and his cronies in charge, nothing should be assumed. They will stop at nothing to attempt to disband the Patriots dynasty.
— Greg Knopping (@GregKnopping) June 12, 2019
Brad Marchand has been suspended for tonight's game. https://t.co/IpaEOmMq16
— Tucker Boynton (@Tucker_TnL) June 12, 2019