Kansas City Chiefs lose third-round pick, fined $250K

A lot of people say the NFL has a lot of rules on the field, and the Kansas City Chiefs have learned it has a lot off the field as well.

Wednesday, the NFL fined the Chiefs $250,000 and stripped them of their 2016 third-round and 2017 sixth-round picks for illegally tampering with Jeremy Maclin as a free agent last offseason.

Adding to the damage, head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey have also been fined by the league.

If you’re a bit confused you’re not alone, as the NFL opened a “legal tampering” period, which is an oxymoron in and of itself. For what it’s worth, Maclin did catch the first touchdown pass by a Chiefs receiver in over a year last season, which might prove to be worth the penalties for tampering. Or maybe not, depends on what type of prospects come out of the third round this year.

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