Latest Patriots videotaping controversy appears to be overblown
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots were filming a segment for a feature called “Do Your Job,” and they had permission from the Browns. Patriots’ advance scout was not filming but being filmed, per a league source. He was being filmed for a feature the team produced called, "Do Your Job.
The Patriots , who are preparing to play Cincinnati on Dec. 15, claim they were shooting background footage for a video about the day-to-day work of The team said it informed the Browns of the plan beforehand, but neither the Bengals nor the NFL were made aware of the three-person crew, all of
NFL.com noted that the footage shows coaches signaling. The plot thickens, as the Patriots , fresh off a frustrating loss to The Patriots are no strangers to being in the spotlight for negative reasons, and have been at the center of many investigations over the years, including a previous incident where
Prior to Sunday’s Patriots-Bengals game, Fox NFL Sunday aired video footage it claims shows a Patriots film crew employeeduring a game last Sunday against the Browns in Cleveland.
The video obtained by Fox host Jay Glazer shows a Patriots film crew recording from the press box, including the Bengals’ sideline and the Bengals taking the field. Bengals security officials confronted two film crew members in the press box and asked “How did you not know?” in regard to the NFL rule prohibiting filming sidelines. A Patriots crewmember responds “I didn’t know. I’m sorry.”
Patriots admit video crew violated league policy, say it was unintentional
The Patriots have admitted that a video crew they sent to Sunday’s Bengals-Browns game violated league policy by filming the field from the press box. But the team says it was a mistake, not an attempt to cheat. In a statement issued Monday night, the Patriots indicated the filming was done for content on the [more]
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The Patriots have tried to explain why they videotaped the Cincinnati Bengals sideline last Sunday in direct violation of NFL rules, but commissioner The Patriots were cited for videotaping the New York Jets’ sideline in 2007 and using underinflated footballs in the AFC Championship game against the
The Patriots crewmember continues, saying “but I can delete this right here for you.” The Bengals security team member laughs and says “the damage is done, my friend.”
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The Patriots released a statement on the incident last Monday saying the organization’s content team sent a three-person video crew to Cleveland to film one part of a feature documentary on the Patriots’ scouting department. The crew, which included independent contractors, did not have specific knowledge of league filming rules at the time, according to the organization, and the crew inappropriately filmed the field from the press box at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Patriots videotaping incident: What we know about NFL's investigation into film crew at Bengals-Browns game
A New England staffer had his film confiscated by the NFL after the Patriots failed to alert the Bengals and the league about a film crew in attendance at FirstEnergy Stadium.The Patriots, who are preparing to play Cincinnati on Dec. 15, claim they were shooting background footage for a video about the day-to-day work of their advanced scouting department for an installment of a "Do Your Job" documentary feature — not recording Bengals play-calling signals. The team said it informed the Browns of the plan beforehand, but neither the Bengals nor the NFL were made aware of the three-person crew, all of whom were independent contractors, according to the Patriots.
Spygate 2? New England Patriots admit filming at Bengals game . In a subsequent statement the Patriots accepted “full responsibility” for the incident (which they blamed on a credentialing When cornered by Bengals security and relieved of his reel, the videographer reportedly outed himself as
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Later in the video show by Fox on Sunday, the Bengals security member says “yeah, I don’t see the advanced scout in any of this video you’re shooting.”
The Bengals were reportedly ‘livid’ after learning about the Patriots actions, 12 years after the infamous Spygate incident.
“They’re not getting out of this one,” a league source with close ties to the Bengalson Monday. “They got caught red-handed. I mean, dead to rights. Too much of this stuff is on tape.”
The Washington Post reported that the Patriots will likely face a fine and the loss of a lower-level pick.
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Brady throws 2 TDs, Patriots beat Bengals to clinch playoffs .
The New England Patriots clinched a playoff berth Sunday with a 34-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. A week that started with intrigue — a Patriots crew videotaping the Bengals' sideline in Cleveland — concluded with more New England history. The Patriots have made the playoffs 11 consecutive seasons, extending their NFL record.