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Ravens to be punished for tampering with Haloti Ngata

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The Baltimore Ravens seem to be big fans of creating tweets that not only get people talking, but spark a fair bit of controversy.

They still live in the shadow of the infamous tweet about Janay Rice which was sent out during a pre-memorial day Ray Rice press conference.

Well now they seem to have created their next controversial social media move which could this time get them in trouble with the NFL.

The Ravens were one of the teams involved in what has come to be known as the craziest free agency in NFL history.

When the market opened this year, several big name players were traded and they did nothing but make the headlines over the bigger free agent signings.

One player traded was Haloti Ngata with the defensive lineman moving from the Ravens to the Detroit Lions in an attempt to replace Ndamukong Suh.

Ngata will now be a Lions player until 2016 when he is set to become a free agent, but the Ravens have now been accused of tampering with the player.

During Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti's conference call with season ticket holders, he outlined his desire to bring Ngata back to the team.

This is fine for Bisciotti to say on a conference call with season ticket holders because that is not considered by the league to be a public domain.

Twitter is arguably the most public of domains in the world right now so publishing the quote could possibly be seen as tampering with another teams player.

Just the start they needed

After losing one of their key pieces in that tough defensive front, possibly facing a tampering investigation would help the Ravens off-season preparations when they are set to start in a few weeks.

It will all depend on whether or not the Lions choose to press charges which they have already refused to do once this off-season with Suh.

The Miami Dolphins were seen to have jumped the gun with Suh and could possibly have been considered as tampering despite being in the pre- free agency window.

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