BUFFALO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The Buffalo Bills have introduced a new media policy regarding organized team activities and minicamps — and it’s not going over well with reporters.
The policy states:
Reports (which also include radio reports, tweets, podcasts and blogs) pertaining to strategic and tactical information are strictly prohibited. This includes:
Referencing plays run or game strategy, including trick plays or unusual formations.
Reporting on personnel groupings, sub-packages, players who are practicing with individual units (first-team, second team, goal line, offense, nickel defense, etc.), special plays, who is rushing the passer, dropped passes, interceptions, QB completion percentage, etc.
As for injuries:
Media should not report on any injury situation occuring during a practice that is not open to the public with detailed speculations to the potential nature, severity of the injury or level of practice participation. Acknowledging an injury occurred is permitted, but anything beyond a general report would be purely specualtive and possibly inaccurate.
The policy won’t apply to training camp, Tyler Dunne of The Buffalo News reported.
Reporters who viewed the policy as too limited — and one Bills player — poked fun at the policy on Twitter.