The Atlanta Falcons, who are 6-10 at home over the past two seasons, can’t even win if they cheat.
Per Adam Schefter, the Atlanta Falcons are being investigated for pumping in crowd noise through the PA system in the Georgia Dome. Even though, if true, it was completely ineffective for the Falcons, it is still against the rules and could result in harsh penalties.
Schefter explained the situation via his Facebook page.
Falcons being investigated for piping artificial crowd noise into their stadium the past two seasons, per sources. The offense is expected to result in discipline with the Falcons being fined and quite possibly losing a draft choice. A Falcons team spokesman said: “We were informed during the season that the league office is looking into crowd noise during our games. We have cooperated fully with them, and we’re awaiting the outcome.” Atlanta is accused of piping in the noise while the opposing team was huddling, trying to call its play. The tactics originated from the Falcons’ game operations department, per sources. Some around the league have argued that silent counts have rendered crowd noise more irrelevant and it’s difficult to discern how much of an advantage it gave the Falcons. But it was enough to have the league look into it, and now the Falcons are facing stiff penalties.
So that number eight pick in the 2015 NFL Draft could go poof and all that hard work they put in to sucking as much as they did in 2014 was all for nothing.