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Goodell rejects Chiefs' appeal of anti-tampering violations

The Chiefs' appeal of anti-tampering violations was denied by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, a decision that drew a strong rebuke from influential owner and team chairman Clark Hunt.

Kansas City will forfeit its third-round pick in next week's draft and its sixth-round pick next year, though its $250,000 fine was reduced to $200,000 and coach Andy Reid's fine was reduced from $75,000 to $60,000.

The Chiefs were found to have had direct communication with then-free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who had been drafted by Reid in Philadelphia, during the league's negotiating period. That communication is considered a violation of the NFL's tampering...

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