Lions Nailed by NFL for Tampering, Will Lose Draft Pick
The NFL determined that Cunningham's comments violated the NFL's tampering rules by saying he wanted to sign players the Chiefs dumped. As a result, the Lions will have to give up the seventh-round pick they acquired from the Broncos in the Alphonso Smith-Dan Gronkowski swap and they will have to switch fifth-round picks with the Chiefs.
The Chiefs had the 23rd pick in the fifth round and the Lions had the ninth pick, so the swap will essentially allow the Chiefs to move up half a round.
Apparently the worst of the tampering in the NFL's mind revolved around safety Jarrad Page. Page ended up holding out until he was traded to the Patriots at the start of the season. While Page didn't end up in Detroit, Cunningham's comments were enough to anger the Chiefs, who filed charges with the commissioner's office.