Patriots File Tampering Charges Against Texans

Ruben Hill
Июня 13, 2019

After the Houston Texans made the peculiar decision to fire their general manager in early June, reports surfaced nearly immediately that the team would try to sign Nick Caserio away from the Patriots.

But they might have zeroed in too quickly or through improper channels. Gaine's firing came one day after Caserio, New England players, coaches and executives received their Super Bowl rings during a ceremony at the house of owner Robert Kraft.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported on Wednesday that the New England Patriots have filed tampering charges with the National Football League against the Texans for Houston's attempts to hire Nick Caserio. The Patriots could make it easier to fend off the Texans by promoting Caserio to general manager, the role that Belichick basically already holds. Per league policy, tampering 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".

According to ESPN's Mike Reiss and John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Houston has officially requested to interview Caserio, but are awaiting a response from the Patriots. Head coach Bill O'Brien, who was a part of Patriots' coaching staff from 2007-11, is playing a part in the interviewing process for the new GM.

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