Falcons Fined, Lose Pick for Piping in Crowd Noise

March 31, 2015 2:17 AM

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Falcons Fined, Lose Pick for Piping in Crowd Noise

The NFL on Monday dished out punishments for two teams who broke league rules aiming to gain an edge.

The Atlanta Falcons were fined $350,000 and will forfeit a fifth-round draft pick in 2016 for piping crowd noise into the Georgia Dome during the last two seasons. Artificial crowd noise can be distracting to visiting offenses, who need to communicate on the field to call plays and change strategies...

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