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Goodell Addresses Media After Walsh Meeting

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is no evidence the New England Patriots tried to tape the St. Louis Rams walkthrough prior to Super Bowl 36.  Goodell met with former Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh for three hours yesterday to discuss the recording situation dubbed Spygate.  After the meeting, Goodell said Walsh knew of no attempt by the Pats to record the final Rams walkthrough as had been reported, but things said by Walsh during the meeting were consistent with what the league already knew. 

After Spygate was brought to light last season, Goodell fined New England head coach Bill Belichick a half-million dollars and the team 250-thousand dollars.  The team also forfeited its first-round draft pick in this year’s draft.  Reports ahead of the Patriots loss to the Giants in this year’s Super Bowl suggested Walsh had more information about the situation.  Last week, Walsh sent eight tapes to the league that showed opposing teams’ sidelines and coaches sending signals into the opposition.  The tapes were from 2000 through 2002 and included the 2002 AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Goodell said according to Walsh, the tapes were not used during the games they were recorded.

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One Response to “Goodell Addresses Media After Walsh Meeting”

  1. Raidershawaii says:

    I am definitely not a Patriots fan, but I do want this “Spygate” thing to die already. I don’t know what’s up with Sen. Specter. The Patriots and Belichick have been punished. The only thing I don’t like is Belichick not really taking responsibility for filming. He stated he was wrong- but also says stuff about a “misinterpretation.” I don’t buy that- he’s way too smart to misunderstand.

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