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Interesting News on "Spygate" in which the Giants were involved


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Apparantly, the Giants were well aware of the Pat's spying and informed NFL Vice President who in turn sent out memo warning all NFL teams about spying.

 

Here's the article:

 

Pat spies evaded Giants

BY RALPH VACCHIANO

DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 4:00 AM

 

INDIANAPOLIS - Two years ago, the Giants were suspicious that the New England Patriots were spying on their defensive coaches during a preseason game. But according to the NFL, the Patriots were not caught in the act.

 

Greg Aiello, the NFL's senior VP of public relations, said yesterday that neither the league nor the Giants were able to find any proof the Patriots were videotaping a Giants assistant coach sending in defensive signals, as they did in the incident that sparked the SpyGate controversy in the 2007 opener against the Jets. A report yesterday said the Pats were "caught" doing more illegal taping during the game at Giants Stadium on Aug. 31, 2006. But that was "inaccurate," Aiello said.

 

"No camera person was identified, no tapes were seized," Aiello wrote in an e-mail to the Daily News. "There was no formal complaint made by the Giants to the league office requesting an investigation or any other action."

 

The Giants did "mention" their suspicions to NFL VP Ray Anderson "that they heard the Patriots were taping coaching signals," Aiello said. One week later, on Sept. 6, 2006, Anderson sent a memo to every NFL club "reminding them of the policy prohibiting the videotaping of coaching signals anywhere in the stadium, including on the sidelines," according to Aiello.

 

Meanwhile, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) told ESPN.com he's been "stonewalled" by the Jets and Patriots in his efforts to investigate SpyGate. Both organizations have retained outside counsel to handle inquiries with Specter, who met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last week.

 

"I think that is somewhere between absurd to insulting that they won't let us talk to the witnesses," Specter told ESPN.com. A Jets team spokesman referred all questions to the league.

 

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