The NFL could might lay heavy penalties to Cleveland for "textgate" and Atlanta for piping in fake crowd noise.

The Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons got into hot water with the NFL during the 2014 season. Browns GM Ray Farmer illegally texted with coaches during games while the Falcons piped fake crowd noise into the Georgia Dome. Now, the league is preparing to hand down "severe" discipline on both teams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes soon after the annual NFL owners meetings, which concluded Wednesday. Schefter says that the league will announce its decision next week.