Wednesday, September 12, 2007
NFL security confiscated a video camera and tape from a Patriots employee during New England's 38-14 victory Sunday. The employee was accused of aiming his camera at the Jets' defensive coaches as they signaled to players on the field.I'm sure the NFL will let them off with just a slap on the wrist, because, hey, they are the Patriots.
Last season, the Green Bay Packers had an issue with a man wearing a Patriots staff credential who was carrying a video camera on their sideline.
"The rule is that no video recording devices of any kind are permitted to be in use in the coaches' booth, on the field, or in the locker room during the game," the league said Monday in a statement from spokesman Greg Aiello. "Clubs have specifically been reminded in the past that the videotaping of an opponent's offensive or defensive signals on the sidelines is prohibited.
I on the other hand think they should be punished. I give you my Good, Better, Best and Dream punishments for the BIG FAT CHEATER Patriots:
1) Good - Forfeit their win over the Jets
2) Better - Forfeit all AFC East games
3) Best - Forfeit this season
4) Dream - Being repeat offenders (they did the same thing against Green Bay last season) the entire team should be disbanded and kicked out of the NFL. Starting today other teams are free to sign former Patriot players to new contracts.