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Chiefs appealing league penalties from tampering charges

Clark Hunt

Kansas City Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt watches warm up prior to an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)


Robert Kraft isn’t the only one hoping to get a pick back this week.

According to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said he was appealing the league’s tampering ruling, which cost them two draft picks as a result of the dealings that led to their signing of Jeremy Maclin.

“As we indicated in the [initial] statement, we intended to file and we have filed that appeal at this point,” Hunt said.

He declined to comment further, saying he was limited in what he could since during the appeal. If it’s in the process now, the third-rounder they lost this year hangs in the balance, and could potentially be back in his hands before the start of the NFL Draft on April 28.

“We’re in the very beginning process of that,” Hunt said. “We’ve not had a discussion with the league on the [timeline], but I’ll say from our standpoint, we would like it done by the draft.”

Hunt has insisted that coach Andy Reid and General Manager John Dorsey have his full support, which they should based on results on the field, tampering notwithstanding.