First, if you are going to cheat, don't get caught. Or, at the very least, don't lose the game that you are cheating for. And remember, precedent has been set that it is a lost #1 draft pick, which, when you are going to fall in the Top 5-10 might be the final straw on the HC of the DB being sent to the unemployment line.
The Patriots had reportedly been warned at least twice before the Jets game that got them in big trouble, once in a game against the Packers at Lambeau Field and ... some other time before that. I can't remember and can't look it up right now. Not necessarily the same case here.
Thanks. Chicago sent its draft picks away for Jay Cutler and Gaines Adams, so they had to improve via free agency. And they have the cash to spend, so they are spending. Good signings all the way around.