National Football League confiscates Patriots film from Browns-Bengals game

Ruben Hill
December 10, 2019

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported the league now has yet to comment.

"I'm aware that there was an incident, but I know the league's investigating it, so I've got no comment", Taylor said. Taylor had no comment on the issue and even noted the league was investigating, which started to put things into hyperdrive.

Of course, the Patriots were at home playing the Chiefs on Sunday - but the team claims they sent a video crew to FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland to shoot a behind-the-scenes segment on a team scout during the Browns vs. the Bengals game.

'Just spoke to New England about the situation, ' Russini wrote on Twitter. 'Apparently this was a very BIG misunderstanding and lack of communication with the Bengals'. The video crew was credentialed by the Browns to shoot video in the press box and their PR person was aware, per the source'. That scout was featured on the Patriots' digital documentary series, "Do Your Job", which chronicles the day-to-day life and responsibilities of their many employees in the scouting department, video department or equipment managers.

The Patriots play the Bengals next weekend.

If there's something to this outside of what's been approved, you can expect the league to crack down on the Patriots - hard. Belichick was fined $500,000, the Patriots were fined $250,000, and the team was stripped of its first-round pick in the 2008 draft.

The truth is that the days where videotaping can actually provide a competitive advantage are over.

Later NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the tapes contained footage from the 2006 season and 2007 preseason.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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