Chiefs forfeit two draft picks for tampering with Jeremy Maclin

The Kansas City Chiefs have been forced to forfeit two draft picks, $250,000 and had fines to executives for tampering with Jeremy Maclin.

The Chiefs are having a very good day, but there is a bit of cold water we must address. On Wednesday evening, word came down that the Chiefs would be forfeiting a third-round pick this year and a sixth-round selection next year due to tampering with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin last offseason.

General manager John Dorsey was also fined $75,000 while head coach Andy Reid is getting $25,000 lighter in the wallet. The team has been fined an additional $250,000.

For his part, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt says he plans to look into an appeal, per Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star.

“Today we were informed by the National Football League that our club will be disciplined for an infraction during the 2015 free agency negotiating period.

“While we respect Commissioner Goodell and the process, we believe that the penalties proposed in this case are inconsistent with discipline enforced in similar matters – particularly given the league’s inconsistent communication of its policies on contact with potential free agents.

“As an organization, we take great care to conduct ourselves with integrity and operate within the guidelines of the NFL. We have been fully cooperative and transparent with the league in this matter, and we are disappointed with the league’s decision. I want to make it clear that I fully support the leadership of both Coach Reid and John Dorsey. We will continue to explore our options under the appeal process.”

If the NFL wants to hit the Chiefs for tampering, fine. The league also better go after all the other teams around the league who do the same thing, all the time.