Videotaping Patriots Accused of Stealing Signals

NFL confiscates camera used on sidelines during game against Jets
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2007 4:10 AM CDT
Videotaping Patriots Accused of Stealing Signals
New England Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel breaks up a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Laveranues Coles (87) during fourth quarter NFL football Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Patriots beat the Jets 38-14. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)   (Associated Press)

In a move recalling previous incidents, the New England Patriots are facing allegations that they stole signals from the competition by illegal videotaping the Jets en route to Sunday's 38-14 rout, ESPN reports. "It's not their first time," said a source. NFL officials confiscated a camera after it was allegedly pointed at the Jets' defensive coaches as they sent signals to the field.

Officials from the Green Bay Packers claim the same cameraman accused of taping from the Patriots' sidelines during the Jets game was confronted at Lambeau Field last November for the same stunt. Any taping from the sidelines during a game is strictly prohibited by the league. (More NFL stories.)

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