Draft of a letter I intend to send.....suggestions/additions corrections...
As you are an investigative report for ESPN here is some questions that would be worth investigating...
1) According to various media accounts and Matt Walsh’s current employers bio on him, Mr. Walsh left the Patriots in 2003
However, according to his own wedding announcement he left in January 2002.
The Patriots went to the SB that year, which means he left before the season was over. A year later he gets a job working with NFL Europe. Maybe there was a typo or maybe he lied to his employer so it didn’t look like he was unemployed for a year.
Have you confirmed his off payroll date with the Patriots?
2) Speaking of creditability does it bother anyone that he claims to have spent parts of two seasons on the golf team, the college's sports information office has no record of him in its files?
3) Walsh hints to have copies of said tapes with evidence of Patriots cheating. I doubt Patriot policy would allow him to make copies of tapes for his personal use, so if he did they are stolen. Does he actually claim to have hard evidence or is the media just jumping to conclusions?
4) If we are talking about the Patriots spying on the Rams why aren’t we also talking about the Rams spying on the Patriots?
"Halfway through practice, Patriots' linebackers coach Pepper Johnson noticed something in a third-floor window of a house next to the field.
Club and league officials said a telescope was clearly visible in the window, according to a pool report, and that 15 minutes later, a person appeared at the window, and then vanished.
Officials scanned the window with binoculars, but the person never returned."
5) According to this story. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3226465
"Obviously, Mangini knew what was going on and it had been going on for a while," Walsh said. "They tried to catch them doing it last year and weren't able to. So they were just waiting for them to throw the camera up this year on the sideline. But afterwards, I get the impression the league said to them, 'Hey, kind of back down from this; let us take care of it,' because Mangini probably could have come out and said more, made more of a deal out of it if he wanted to."
Mr. Walsh has inside information that the Jets tried and failed to catch the Pats spying in 2006. Whether he left in 2002 or 2003... how does he have inside information about 2006?
6) According to http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playof...ory?id=3227245
The unnamed source we all assume is Walsh claims that a Patriots employee stayed behind and video taped the event
"According to the report, an unnamed source close to the team during the 2001 season said that following the Patriots' walk-through at the Louisiana Superdome, a member of the team's video staff stayed behind and taped the Rams' walk-through -- a non-contact, no-pads practice at reduced speed in which a team goes through its plays.
The cameraman was not asked to identify himself or produce a press pass and later rode the media shuttle back to the Patriots' hotel, the source told the Herald. It is not known what became of the tape, or whether the cameraman made the tape on his own initiative or at someone else's instruction, according to the report."
Yet according to http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...s_practice_ap/
Practices are a closed event so he could not hide among the media....
Or maybe someone thought he was a family member of one of the Rams, and he took a tape the equivalent to the Rams family home video....
Yeah thats the edge the Pats need...film of the Ram players hugging their kids.
7) Specter is Comcast’s lead senator in the fight with the NFL over if it should be part of basic cable or a sport package. According to opensecrets.org his second largest donor is Comcast. How is what the senator doing any different than the shake down of Moss?
8) According to http://www.philly.com/inquirer/front..._sparring.html
The senator or his chief of staff attempted to use the office to get tickets for the SB. Is that a violation of senate ethic rules?
9) When did the rules about side line video taping go in to effect? Best as I can tell it wasn’t until 2006, but I might be wrong. If it wasn’t in effect when Walsh worked with the Patriots, why would it matter if they taped then?