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Belichick has been taping since 2000, Patriots

“Bill Belichick has been illegally taping opponents’ defensive signals since he became the New England Patriots‘ coach in 2000, according to Sen. Arlen Specter, who said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told him that during a meeting Wednesday.” – Yahoo Sports

Well, well, well, look what happened now. They had to wait until after the most watched super bowl in history.  

“There was confirmation that there has been taping since 2000, when Coach Belichick took over,” Specter said.

Specter said Goodell gave him that information during the 1-hour, 40-minute meeting, which was requested by Specter so the commissioner could explain his reasons for destroying the Spygate tapes and notes. – Yahoo Sports

“Specter, from Pennsylvania, wants to talk to other league officials about what exactly was taped and which games may have been compromised.

“We have a right to have honest football games,” he said.” – Yahoo Sports

Yes, we need an honest football game. 

“Still, Specter wants to know why penalties were imposed on Belichick before the full extent of the wrongdoing was known and the tapes destroyed in a two-week span. Asked if he thinks there was a coverup, Specter demurred.

“There was an enormous amount of haste,” Specter said.

He scoffed at the reasons Goodell gave for destroying the tapes and notes, particularly about trying to keep them out of competitors’ hands and because Belichick had admitted to the taping.

“What’s that got to do with it? There’s an admission of guilt, you preserve the evidence,” Specter said. As for keeping the tapes out of the hands of others: “All you have to do is lock up the tapes.”

Belichick was fined $500,000 and the team was fined $250,000 because of the Spygate incident. The Patriots also forfeited a first-round draft pick.

Specter has questioned the quality of the NFL’s investigation into the matter and raised the possibility of congressional hearings if he wasn’t satisfied with Goodell’s answers. Specter also raised the threat of Congress canceling the league’s antitrust exemption and reiterated that in the meeting with Goodell.” — Yahoo Sports

Yeah, you go Spector. Tell’em who’s boss!! I really think the NFL blew it this time. This will ruin their integrity. 

“Goodell also said he has not heard from Matt Walsh, the former Patriots employee who performed some videotaping duties for the team.

Walsh told The Associated Press last week during the Pro Bowl in Hawaii that he couldn’t talk about allegations that he taped a walkthrough practice by the St. Louis Rams before the 2002 Super Bowl. New England, a two-touchdown underdog, won that game 20-17.” – Yahoo News

Goodell reserves the right to reopen the investigation if more information is uncovered.

WOW, thats all I have to say.  Check out one of my previous articles: Patriots didn’t win the super bowl, What a shocker!! 

What do you have to say?

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2 thoughts on “Belichick has been taping since 2000, Patriots

  1. So, if the NFL confirms that taping has been going on since 2000, does that mean Belichick gets his money back and the Patriots get their draft pick back?

    Anyway, forget about the Patriots. Check out THIS perfect season!

  2. sabers210 on said:

    Sort of, but i think you mixed it up a little. If they find out that Belichick has been taping since 2000 he may get a bigger punishment. Godell has the right to open the investigation again if he wants, thus creating the possibility of fining Bill even more than before and possibly taking away another draft pick. I personally think that the Patriots should have been forced to forfeit the season.

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