Ex-Patriots Staffer Turns Over Gridiron Spygate Videos

But Rams' Super Bowl practice tape isn't there
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2008 7:03 AM CDT
Ex-Patriots Staffer Turns Over Gridiron Spygate Videos
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talks with reporters during a news conference at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. in this Sept. 5, 2007 file photo.    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

A former New England Patriots assistant has given the NFL eight videotapes showing that the Pats broke the rules by recording rival teams' play-calling signals—but the rumored tape of the St. Louis Rams isn't among them, the New York Times reports. There had been reports that the worker had a video of the Rams' practice the day before the 2002 Super Bowl.

The tapes show the signals of offensive and defensive coaches of five different teams in regular-season games. The Patriots were caught last season taping the Jets in the season opener, for which they've already been fined $750,000 and docked a first-round draft pick. The NFL's commissioner hasn't ruled out imposing more penalties on the Pats and coach Bill Belichick after he examines the new tapes. (More New England Patriots stories.)

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