NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Monday that the league is looking into whether payoffs between Green Bay Packers teammates for certain in-game incentives, as reported by ESPN on Sunday morning, were in violation of league rules.
ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" reported that two Packers defensive backs had offered the defensive linemen $500 if they held Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson under 100 yards in the Nov. 11 game.
Another $500 was reportedly offered if the Packers held the Carolina Panthers to under 60 yards rushing on Sunday.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said that he was not aware of the situation. However, general manager Ted Thompson said the club knows that the activity is against league rules, but that the players involved may not have known what they are accused of is wrong.