July 27, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey heads out to the first day of training camp practice at Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE
On Friday morning, new Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey addressed the media and talked about a new rule he is implementing with the team that would fine players as much as $10,000 for discussing their injuries with the media. That rule might not last for long, though, according to ESPN NFL business analyst, Andrew Brandt.
Brandt tweeted that the new rule might be considered a violation of the NFL's Code of Conduct, more specifically, the "conduct detrimental" catch-all. Via the Code of Conduct:
All persons associated with the NFL are required to avoid "conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the National Football League." This requirement applies to players, coaches, other team employees, owners, game officials and all others privileged to work in the National Football League.
Brandt also said in his tweet that he "would expect union challenge" in regards to the rule. The NFL league office could also be involved as they told NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal, "We are looking into it," in response to a question about the new protocol for the Jaguars.