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Rotar! Your PATS are cheaters!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Sep 10, 2007.


    Messages: 18,668

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    Monday, September 10, 2007
    Sources: Camera confiscated after claims of Pats spying on Jets
    By Chris Mortensen

    NFL security confiscated a video camera and its tape from a New England Patriots employee on the team's sideline during Sunday's game against the Jets in a suspected spying incident, sources said.

    The camera and its tape were placed in a sealed box and forwarded to the league office for investigation, the sources said.

    "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 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.

    "We are looking into whether the Patriots violated this rule."

    The Patriots' cameraman was suspected of aiming his camera at the Jets' defensive coaches who were sending signals to their unit on the field, the sources said. The league also is investigating some radio frequency issues that occurred during the game.

    The league's competition committee could conduct a conference call about the incident, which violates NFL policy, and ultimately recommend a penalty that could cost the Patriots a future draft pick or picks if it verifies that the team was spying on the Jets.

    "It's not their first time," a member of the committee, who did not wish to be identified, said.

    In fact, Green Bay Packers president Bob Harlan confirmed a similar incident that occurred when the Patriots played at Lambeau Field last Nov. 19. The same cameraman who was questioned by NFL security on Sunday was also the one whom the Packers removed from the sideline and escorted from the field during their 2006 game, according to Packers security official Doug Collins.

    "From what I can remember, he had quite a fit when we took him out," Harlan said. "We had gotten word before the game that they [the Patriots] did this sort of thing, so we were looking for it."

    A Jets official declined comment Monday, directing an inquiry to the league office. The Patriots also did not have immediate comment.

    "With anything along those lines, those are all league-related matters, and anything that deals with an issue like this or anything on a team-by-team basis, those all go to the league," coach Eric Mangini said in his news conference Monday.

    New England cornerback Ellis Hobbs said he was unaware of the controversy, and unwilling to believe his team had cheated.

    "We put too many hours in as individuals and a team to have to go out and cheat," he said. "If it's true, obviously, we're in the wrong. But I'm standing behind my team, my coaches. I don't think we do that stuff."

    Chris Mortensen covers the NFL for ESPN. Information from The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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  2. Rotor_Tool

    Rotor_Tool LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    How else could Tom Brady have 3 Super Bowl rings?

    Messages: 18,668

    The Pats are in the second tier of great franchises.
    First Tier
    Packers, 49ers, Steelers, Cowboys

    second tier
    Pats, Redskins, Broncos

    3rd tier
    Bears, Giants, Dolphins

    4th tier
    Bills, Bills, Bills, Bills
  4. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,136

    If this is true.... I will be filing a class action lawsuit against the Pat's for all the money spent at the Super bowl by Eagles fans a few yrs ago.

  5. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,193

    You are are clueless..

    The pats and Jets have been trying to 1 up eachother for years..

    I belive when Parcels was a coach they got introuble for the lip reading stuff..

    cheaters? watch your mouth.

    Messages: 18,668

    You guys have been abusing the injury reports well. that hermit you call a coach is one weird dude.
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,571

    You should've seen that coach on the day he opted out of the Jets coaching job. What an interview.
  8. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,136

    First of all it was joke.....

    Second of all, It was in the news.
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Bit off topic, but just too funny to pass up.

  10. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,193

    Third of all i was totally kidding...

    Pete=top shelf water witch,nice guy,friend of mine also sadly a Cow Girls fan.

    Fourth of all...Who are you?

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