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Apparently the NFL is struggling to find evidence that the Patriots actually did anything intentional. Of course, just like it doesn't matter how this alleged act had no impact on the 45-7 route of the Colts, it also might not matter if the league has no evidence.

Via Greg Bedard today:
The one thing all [NFL coaches Bedard spoke with] were unanimous on: They’re interested to see how this is handled by commissioner Roger Goodell, because the perception is the Patriots get off easy on infractions that would result in harsher penalties for other teams.

If the Patriots are found guilty this time, I don’t think that will be an issue, considering Goodell made it clear in 2008 that conclusive proof shouldn’t be the burden on cases involving competition.

“Too often competitive violations have gone unpunished because conclusive proof of the violation was lacking,” Goodell wrote. “I believe we should reconsider the standard of proof to be applied in such cases, and make it easier for a competitive violation to be established.”

So, make of that what you will.

Video via @PP_Rich_Hill

Michael Saver 1/22/2015 03:02:00 PM Edit
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