The New England Patriots are an interesting team. They are really good on the field and they have an amazing coach, but they do a lot of shady stuff. The Patriots issued a statement last night that they did in fact violate NFL policies but they claim they were not cheating.
The Patriots have issued a statement admitting their crew violated NFL policy by “filming the field and sideline from the press box”, but insist it was an honest mistake.
The team claims the footage was ONLY supposed to be used for the “Do Your Job” behind the scenes production — claiming, “There was no intention of using the footage for any other purpose.”
The Patriots also admit they did not inform the league about plans to shoot the episode — calling it an “unintended oversight.”
“When questioned, the crew immediately turned over all footage to the league and cooperated fully,” the team says.
Even though the Patriots insist the production crew is “independent of our football operation” the team says it accepts “full responsibility for the actions of our production crew at the Browns vs. Bengals game.”
I want to know what you think, are they cheating again?