It appears that the NFL is not enforcing its rule that prohibits contact with undrafted players until the draft ends in not being enforced. Our friends at Pro Football Talk discuss the topic and points to a YouTube video and an online article that provide smoking-gun evidence that the Chargers and Vikings both violated the no-contact rule.
As PFT points out, although the rule is relatively minor in the grand scheme of things it is still a rule that is on the books and if it’s on the books it should be enforced. If there is no desire to enforce the rule then it should be removed from the books.
The NFL is supposed to be the gold standard of sports leagues but Roger Goodell has better be careful. One way to lose credibility quickly is to not enforce rules that are on the book and at the same time penalize teams that did not break any rules.
The latter, of course refers to the salary cap penalty handed down to the Redskins and Cowboys for treating the uncapped 2010 season as though it was, well, an uncapped season.