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Former Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh has reached an agreement to meet with the NFL to discuss his role, if any, in the Spygate scandal. Walsh and his lawyers had been negotiating with the NFL over terms and protection for him to come forward. Walsh will meet with Commishioner Roger Goodell on May 13.
Walsh claims to have knowledge and maybe tapes from his time with the Patriots, which ended in 2003. Team owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick have flatly denied that Walsh has any information or tapes which would further incriminate the Pats.
The Patriots have released a statement saying they are pleased the issue over Walsh’s “testimony” is resolved and look forward to hearing what he has to say. In accordance with the agreement, the Patriots have agreed not to sue Walsh for anything he says and will cover and legal fees Walsh incurs.
Another point of interest is that the Patriots have disclosed they never had a confidentiality agreement with Walsh.
My Take: FINALLY! We’ll now get to see what Matt Walsh has. This seems to be the absolute last piece of the Spygate puzzle. If Walsh has anything further, the Patriots are in serious trouble; if he has nothing new or he can’t prove he was ordered to film other teams by the Pats, then Spygate should finally go off on the horizon. I’m anxious to hear what he says, thought in the end I don’t see the Patriots getting in further trouble because I don’t see Walsh proving that the Pats ordered him to tape anything further.