View Full Version : Belichick says he'll turn over materials in NFL spying probe

09-17-2007, 03:01 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday he would comply with the NFL's latest request in its spying investigation to provide any notes or tapes made from video recordings similar to those that drew a serious penalty against him and the team.

"Of course," he said firmly when asked about the request for materials.

Last Thursday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell fined Belichick $500,000 and the team $250,000 for violating a league rule that prohibits clubs from using a sideline camera to videotape the opponent's sideline. New England also would forfeit a first-round draft pick next year if it makes the playoffs or a second- and third-rounder if it doesn't.

A videocamera was confiscated from a Patriots employee during the first quarter of their 38-14 win over the New York Jets on Sept. 9.

Goodell said Sunday he trusted that the club would give the league the information it asked for.

"I'm very confident the Patriots are going to abide by the rules," he said. "They understand that the consequences could increase."

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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09-17-2007, 03:28 PM
I don't think he really has a choice in this matter. Goodell should increase the penalty and not allow the Patriots to record anything all year!

09-18-2007, 03:41 AM
Is there any way of knowing if they are getting everything? IMO there isn't and the league won't get everything.

09-18-2007, 11:47 AM
Probably not :dunno: I think at this point it becomes an honor thing... plus I doubt Goodell will question whatever they turn in.

09-18-2007, 12:38 PM
Patriots? Honor? LOL....LOL....cheat and manipulate till the wheels fall off.