Earlier today, it came out that Tony Romo, while dealing with a back injury, also has a broken rib. Romo himself said he’s had it for about two months, and it was never reported in the Cowboys’ injury report. The NFL does not like that. According to Pro Football Talk, “the NFL is exploring whether the Cowboys violated the rules regarding the reporting of injuries.” They looked into the same team and same player last year — then about a different back injury — and did nothing about it, so that’s probably what is going to happen this time. PFT lays out a few reasons why nothing will come out this, but the last one is the most telling:
If the public becomes aware of enough violations, the public will begin to realize that, while the rules are aimed at erasing the perception of the existence of inside information that would be available to gamblers, inside information indeed exists.
And the NFL really has to show that it at least tries to protect its biggest fan-base: The degenerate gamblers and fantasy football players who need all of the info all of the time.