Watch: Video of Patriots Filming Bengals Sideline Surfaces

"The damage is done," a Bengals employee says on the tape

Patriots Admit Violating NFL Rules By Videotaping Bengals
Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots. (Mitchell Leff/Getty)
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By Bonnie Stiernberg / December 15, 2019 2:29 pm

New developments in what some are calling Spygate 2: on Sunday (Dec. 15), Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer revealed a clip of the New England Patriots’ videographer illegally filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline.

The clip, which includes actual footage of the Bengals’ sideline shot by the Patriots, also features a conversation between the videographer and a Bengals security guard. The Patriots claimed they were shooting their advance scout as part of their “Do Your Job” docuseries, but as one Bengals employee can be heard in the video saying, “I don’t see the advanced scout in any of this video they’re shooting.”

The Patriots employee offers to delete the footage, but the Bengals security staff tells him, “The damage is done, my friend.” According to Glazer, the tape goes on for eight minutes.

“Intent is huge,” Glazer said during the Fox Sports broadcast. “Who did it go to? That’s one of the things they’re trying to figure out. Was this all the way to Bill Belichick? Or did Bill Belichick have nothing to do with it?… But the investigation—I’m told—is not going to go on for very long.”

“We have absolutely nothing to do with anything that they produce or direct or shoot,” Belichick said on Monday. “I have never seen any of their tapes or anything else. This is something that we 100 percent have zero involvement with.”

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