NFL Will Push for 'Integrity'

Spygate has commissioner worried about cheating in football
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2008 8:35 AM CDT
NFL Will Push for 'Integrity'
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell after meeting with Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., in Washington Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 on Capitol Hill.    (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

Still red-faced from the Patriots' "Spygate" videotaping scandal last season, the NFL is searching for ways to rebuild fan trust and protect the "integrity of the game," reports the Washington Post. Commissioner Roger Goodell has outlined a plan aimed at stemming cheating that is expected to get the green light at the annual owners' meeting in Miami Monday.

Goodell's plan includes unannounced inspections of locker rooms, press boxes, and in-game communications equipment. Team management would have to annually certify compliance. "The main thing is accountability from top to bottom and maintaining the confidence among our fans," said a league official. (More NFL stories.)

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