//Patriots caught videotaping Bengals after unintended oversight

Patriots caught videotaping Bengals after unintended oversight

Right here we go once more.

Not a lot seems to be moving into the appropriate course for the New England Patriots at this level within the season.

The 10-Three crew was booed off the field on Sunday after a uncommon house loss and Tom Brady, their legendary quarterback, has been struggling, in comparison with his personal excessive requirements.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, center, argues a call in the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

New England Patriots head coach Invoice Belichick, heart, argues a name within the second half of an NFL soccer sport in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Sunday. (AP Photograph/Elise Amendola)

Now the team– nonetheless making an attempt to distance itself from the 2007 Spygate scandal– had to cope with a brand new report that mentioned a video crew working for the crew filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline throughout Sunday’s sport. The newest allegations got here to mild when Bengals coach Zac Taylor, whose crew performs New England on Sunday, confirmed that the league was investigating the crew’s actions.

The Patriots mentioned in a social media publish {that a} three-person crew for an internet sequence titled “Do Your Job” “inappropriately filmed the sector from the press field” as a part of a characteristic on the scouting division. The filming befell “with out particular information of league guidelines,” the assertion mentioned.

The crew additionally mentioned that whereas it was granted credentials for the crew from the Browns, the house crew, “our failure to tell the Bengals and the League was an unintended oversight.”

An NFL spokesman didn’t instantly reply to a request from The Related Press searching for remark.

When confronted, the crew mentioned the crew “instantly turned over all footage to the league and cooperated totally.”

“The only function of the filming was to supply an illustration of an advance scout at work on the highway. There was no intention of utilizing the footage for some other function,” the assertion mentioned. “We settle for full accountability for the actions of our manufacturing crew on the Browns-Bengals sport.”

Requested in regards to the stories throughout his radio present on Monday, Belichick instructed WEEI radio that the video crew was utterly separate from the soccer employees.


“We’ve got completely nothing to do with something that they produce or direct or shoot,” mentioned Belichick, who did seem on digital camera in an earlier episode of the sequence, on the gear supervisor. “I’ve by no means seen any of their tapes or the rest. That is one thing that we 100 p.c have zero involvement with.”

The Related Press contributed to this report