Quote of the Day
"I don’t know where else I would turn."
-- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, on whether the league considers if Spygate is now closed (NFL Network, 5/13).
The Ruling On The Field...
Goodell Discusses Content
Of Walsh's Videotapes
After meeting for three-and-a-half hours this morning with former Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell by all intents and purposes declared Spygate dead. Goodell called Walsh “well prepared” and “responsive” and said that what the league learned was “consistent with what” the league disciplined the Patriots for last fall. He said there was no Rams Super Bowl walk-through tape and no other violations of league policy. He added he didn’t anticipate any further discipline of the Patriots. Before meeting with the media, the NFL let a continuous roll of footage from the tapes Walsh handed over to the league play for the throng of media and television viewers that continued to wait for the commissioner’s comments, which led to a rabid frenzy of speculation from the talking heads at ESPN. That move certainly comes across as a surprise after the expeditious way in which Goodell got rid of the tapes from September. Walsh is now on his way to Washington in order to meet with U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter to further explain his role in the situation. See Closing Bell for more on the story.
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