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Continuing an ongoing story, according to an ESPN news report, the NFL has confirmed that the “New England Patriots violated league rules Sunday by videotaping defensive signals by the coaching staff of the New York Jets.” As a result:
Goodell is considering severe sanctions, including the possibility of docking the Patriots “multiple draft picks” because it is the competitive violation in the wake of a stern warning to all teams since he became commissioner, the sources said. The Patriots have been suspected in previous incidents.
This turn in the signal story does not look good for the Patriots. The Patriots will have a chance to explain their side of the story by Friday. Goodell is expected to make a decision based upon that story by Friday as well. More to come…