Did Someone Break the Cone of Silence?
From the Salt Lake Tribune story on a new alleged racial comment, this time from Amado Guevara, there is a curious paragraph buried about halfway down the article (emphasis added):
Ultimately, the league concluded that Nowak did not make a racial comment, but fined him an undisclosed amount for making "improper remarks" by encouraging the intentional injuring of an opposing player.
Now, that's not what I recall the league saying in their press release, but it is entirely possible that they concluded exactly that. If so, I feel much better. And perhaps the speech embargo MLS imposed is leaking a bit, and more may come out of the story. That's what I hope that sentence means. Otherwise, it's just a case where a reporter is misremembering something.