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Matt Walsh To Meet With NFL On May 13

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.

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2 comments for “Matt Walsh To Meet With NFL On May 13”

  1. Let’s say Walsh has an audio tape with Belichick’s voice telling him to tape the Rams…then a tape of the Rams as well. Would Belichick have to be fired?

    Posted by KC | April 25, 2008, 7:00 am
  2. I would be shocked if Walsh has any evidence that Belichick authorized taping of the Rams. Not because I would put Belichick above doing it but because of Belichicks adament denials of it.
    Belichick has stated “I have never taped a practice, certainly not that one,” . We all know that Belichick keeps his cards and comments close to his vest and as far as I know he has not lied about the Spygate scandal to the league or the media. If he did authorize the taping and there was any chance of evidence then I highly doubt he would have commented on the matter. That being said, if he did, than he should be fired.
    But, lets remember that this whole matter of taping the Rams was a story reported by the Herald quoting one unnamed source the day before the Superbowl. As far as I know that source has not been named as Walsh nor has Walsh claimed that he was the source. The whole Rams taping rumor and whatever Walsh may have could be totally unrelated.
    My guess (and hope) is that Walsh has nothing any more damaging than what has already been given to Goodell. He is just a washed up jock wanabee looking for fifteen minutes of fame.

    Posted by TC | April 25, 2008, 9:26 pm

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