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According to the AP, Sen. Arlen Specter wants an independent investigation of the Patriots’ taping of opposing coaches’ signals similar to the Mitchell Report on performance enhancing drugs in baseball. Specter again criticized the league’s handling of the investigation during a news conference Wednesday. Specter is the senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
…OK. I’ve had enough of this national attention to the issue. Allow me to give some local attention. Here are the facts that were presented to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell by Bill Belichick and reaffirmed by Matt Walsh:
Bill Belichick was fined $500,000, the Patriots were fined $250,000 and the team was stripped of its first round pick. By far, it was the largest penalty leveed against one team for any offense in NFL history.
As ridiculous as a separate investigation may seem, many people across the country believe that Spygate needs to be further investigated by an independent outfit. Apparently, videotaping opponent’s signals on the sidelines as opposed any legal location in the stadium is as bad as using illegal drugs to enhance one’s performance.
I know why Congress investigated steroids. They want to prevent the youth of America from using steroids or performance enhancing drugs because it could create a public health concern.
The Spygate issue does not affect the health of American citizens. So why is Congress getting involved? Why won’t Arlen Specter give up? Why is he wasting tax dollars to look for something that isn’t there??? I just don’t get it.
Why does everyone outside of New England still care so much about Spygate? Why do former players Mark Schlereth and Cris Carter indict Belichick for cheating when their teams were possibly doing the same thing?
May I ask just one more question: Will this investigation be about spying in the NFL? or will it be spying by the Patriots? There is a huge difference between the two.