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Walsh to Receive Legal Protection from NFL

Former Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh has received the legal protection he desired and may now talk to the NFL about his time with the Patriots and any shady dealings he was involved with. ESPN reported last night that NFL Commish Roger Goodell has told Walsh the NFL would protect him legally from any suits against the Patriots both criminal and civil if he would disclose what, if any, evidence he has on the Patriots.

Last week, Walsh hinted that he may have further information about the Patriots and alleged spying but would only disclose his views if an organization or media outlet would protect him. Walsh signed a confidentiality agreement before leaving the team in 2003.

My Take: Now we’ll see if Walsh was bluffing or he really has some dirt on the Pats. If he does have any tapes, he could be charged with theft because they would belong to the Pats. It may simply come down to a he said/he said which won’t really affect the Patriots. The inner Patriots fan in me doesn’t like this development because I really fear some tapes being released and the Pats legacy being tarnished permanently, but the inner journalist in me wants to find out what he has to say.

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3 comments for “Walsh to Receive Legal Protection from NFL”

  1. Michael Holley cites “sources” in saying that he definitely knows the Pats didn’t tape Rams walkthrough that day. He also knows that apparently earlier in that week during Patriots practice, Pats and NFL officials spotted a telescope in a building overlooking the stadium. They watched a guy watching them. When they guy behind the telescope noticed, he vanished and that was that… (true story!)

    Posted by KC | February 8, 2008, 3:34 am
  2. Michael Holly??? Now there is an impartial obsever!

    Posted by Markus | February 11, 2008, 11:05 am
  3. OK so he’s partial to the Pats, that’s fine. But he’s not just going to blatantly lie and say something he knows isn’t true. I’d trust him over any fan of any team, any day.

    Posted by KC | February 11, 2008, 5:51 pm

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