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Atlanta Falcons fined for using fake crowd noise, lose 2016 draft pick
Atlanta Falcons fined for using fake crowd noise, lose 2016 draft pick

The Atlanta Falcons forfeited a fifth-round 2016 draft pick and were fined $350,000 by the NFL on Monday for using artificial crowd noise during games at the Georgia Dome over the past two seasons. In addition, the league suspended Falcons president Rich McKay from the NFL's competition committee. The NFL found McKay was unaware of the use of recorded crowd noise, but issued the suspension because he oversaw the department responsible for using it. He can apply for reinstatement on June 30. McKay served as the competition committee's chairman. The league found that Roddy White, the Falcons' former director of event...

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