Report: NFL Investigators Provide Shocking Update On Linking Belichick To Patriots’ Video Controversy

NFL investigators have yet to finish the investigation into the New England Patriots’ illegal videotaping of the Cincinnati Bengals sideline. The investigation approaches its end, and the NFL has yet to find evidence linking head coach Bill Belichick or any other member of the Patriots’ football staff to any unapproved activities. This was confirmed in a report from Mark Maske of The Washington Post.

Maske cited sources close to the matter. He reported that the Patriots’ fine will be in line with those handed down to the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants.

“The league’s investigation of the latest video incident involving the Patriots is winding down and could be completed as soon as this week, according to those people. They said it remains likely at this point, barring the last-minute uncovering of more damaging evidence, that the NFL will impose penalties consistent with those handed out in recent years in other cases of game-day infractions.

“That would mean that the Patriots probably would be facing a fine in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and possibly the loss or reduction in value of a draft pick. …

“But there is no indication at this point that Belichick or the Patriots’ football staff has been tied to the video or that the investigation has uncovered evidence of a sustained, organized effort by the Patriots to gain a competitive on-field advantage, according to those people with knowledge of the case.”

New England admitted that a member of their production department violated league rules by recording the Bengals sideline in Cleveland. The cameraman was sitting in the Cleveland Browns press box. The man said he made the video without even being aware of the rules.

Head coach Belichick denied any connection to the Patriots’ production department. This department operates separately from the players.

The Patriots lost the regular-season finale to the Miami Dolphins, and they will play the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs. It will be a big game for the Patriots, and they really need to win this game. The team needs this win.

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