Philadelphia Eagles Accused Of Illegal “Tampering” With Superstar RB Saquon Barkley After New Information Surfaces

Saquon Barkley of New York Giants running with football.EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – JANUARY 07: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants scores a touchdown against Zach Cunningham #52 of the Philadelphia Eagles during their game at MetLife Stadium on January 07, 2024 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Controversy appears to be brewing in Philadelphia.

On Monday, it was announced that the Philadelphia Eagles had signed ex-New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley to a three-year contract worth $37.75 million. The deal became official on Wednesday once the new league year began at 4:00 p.m. EST.

It seemed cut-and-dry at first. The Eagles negotiated with Barkley during the legal tampering window and signed him to a three-year deal.

But Penn State head coach James Franklin may have inadvertently hinted that the Eagles violated the tampering rules, per a piece from Mark Wogenrich of Sports Illustrated. That piece detailed a conversation Franklin had with Eagles GM Howie Roseman.

“He said that was one of the first things that Howie said to him on the phone as part of his sales pitch,” Franklin said on Tuesday, per Wogenrich. “Not only the Philadelphia Eagles and that that but also the connection with Penn State and the fan base as well. So just a really cool opportunity.”


And as noted by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, teams cannot speak directly to a player during the negotiating window. If Roseman did speak to Barkley directly, as Franklin indicated, then the Eagles clearly violated the league’s tampering rules:
“During the 52-hour, pre-free-agency negotiating window, teams can talk directly to agents. They can’t talk to the player, unless the player has no agent and represents himself.

That’s relevant today because an item in suggests that Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman spoke directly to Giants running back Saquon Barkley during the negotiating window. The Eagles have denied it.”

The NFL is awfully strict on violations of tampering rules. In the 2022 offseason, the NFL stripped the Miami Dolphins of their 2023 first and 2024 third-round picks for speaking to Tom Brady and Sean Payton while they were under contract with the Patriots and Saints, respectively.

Owner Stephen Ross was suspended through Oct. 17 of that year and fined $1.5 million.

We’ll bring more details on the Eagles-Barkley tampering allegations as they become available.

Related Posts

Breaking: ABC’s CEO Has Finally Realized The Obvious: The View, an Aberration of Humanity

Breaking: ABC’s CEO Has Finally Realized The Obvious: The View, an Aberration of Humanity ABC’s CEO, Kim Williams, made a startling admission recently, declaring that the creation…

“We wanted it to be”: Behind the Scene Details on Jennifer Aniston’s Rare S*x Scene With John Hamm

Jennifer Aniston and John Hamm’s steamy nude scene in The Morning Show goes wild, the director explained the reason behind the s*x scene. The Morning Show season 3…

Christian Bale’s N-de Scene in American Psycho Had the Shameless Female Crew Gathering On Set To Watch the Actor Bathe

Christian Bale is no ordinary actor, having achieved feats such as Academy nominations and wins through various iconic roles throughout the course of his career. He has…

Emma Stone’s $75M Film Co-star Quit Her Acting Career After Watching The Film Screening: “I literally couldn’t stand…”

Emma Stone starred in one of the most beloved romcoms of all time, Easy A. With an 85% Rotten Tomatoes score, the film revolves around Emma Stone’s character, Olive…

“Things I can’t have my sons ever know or see”: Despite Refusing N*de Scenes, Hypocrite Megan Fox Got Hot and Heavy in Expendables 4 With Jason Statham

Megan Fox and Jason Statham sizzle on screen in the latest trailer of the highly-anticipated Expendables 4 film. The unveiling of The Expendables 4 trailer marks a long-awaited moment, almost ten…

“I just flat-out lied”: Margot Robbie Insisted Getting N-ked Despite Risking Cutting Ties With Family, Made Hilarious Story After it Went Viral

Margot Robbie, the star of the biggest movie currently, had to lie about this to her family. Before the ‘Barbiemania’, the Australian actress, was a part of some celebrated…