Kush asked in SportsFootball (American) · 2 months ago

Now that Patriots admit filming the sideline & field at the Browns-Bengals game are they cheating or no?

The New England Patriots acknowledged that their production crew inappropriately filmed the field and sideline during Sunday's game between the Bengals and Browns in Cleveland and accepted full responsibility 

The crew was credentialed by the Browns to shoot video for a Patriots web series called "Do Your Job," but the Patriots did not inform the Bengals or the NFL, which they called "an unintended oversight."

"The sole purpose of the filming was to provide an illustration of an advance scout at work on the road," the Patriots statement read. "There was no intention of using footage for any other purpose."

The NFL has not yet issued a comment, but a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano that the league has a copy of the video and is investigating the incident.

News of the incident first broke when, at Bengals coach Zac Taylor's news conference Monday, longtime Bengals radio analyst Dave Lapham asked the coach about rumors that the Patriots had a videographer in the press box who was taping the sideline. Taylor said he was aware of the incident and that the league was investigating.

Sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini that a Bengals employee flagged media relations and Bengals security staff after observing a videographer shooting the sidelines.

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    Looks like Spy Gate Part II and this time NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should allow the other 31 Teams to see the evidence of The Patriots Cheating this time. The last time he destroyed it and didn't let the other teams see what The Patriots did. Proper punishment would be to take The Patriots Draft Picks for the next 3 Seasons away to The Dolphins, Jets and Bills. I'm not a fan of any of those 4 Teams, but it would make me feel better.

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  • Kathy
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    2 months ago

    Yes they are cheating again. They should not be allowed in the playoffs as their punishment.

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  • y
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    2 months ago

    Guess we need to wait until the NFL does their thing and connects this project, to the actual football operations. It sure doesn't look good though, good thing the Bengals had the guy in place so he could watch the monitor and what exactly that team was up to.

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    • y
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      2 months agoReport

      In the open press box, with permission from the browns, with not only a browns escort but one of the Bengals personal was right there, looking at the monitor. If spying was the intent, that was one ballsy move. But we will see what the league has to say.

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