Quote to note

"Eventually, it was going to have to [change]. What are we doing here? We were changing the game. The game is great. We don't need to be making things like this. I realize we can do little things to make it better, but this was something that didn't need to be happening."
-- Johnson, on the new interpretation of the transfer rule

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