What exactly the pats were accused of during spygate? Or I guess the question could be what exactly was spygate? I'm not sure if this site is the best place to ask this as obviously there will be a biased slant, but I figure the bias will be worse anywhere else and you all probably know the exact details moreso than say... people on the jets or dolphins board lol or any other teams board for that matter. I just hear so many different views of what the exact crime was. A lot of people say it was cheating and taints everything because we stole signals and for that the pats were punished. Then there are others that say that we were punished only because we videotaped the signals, as opposed to... I don't know drawing them on a board or something. And then there is the 3rd group that says it wasn't any of that but was because the video camera/man was located in the wrong spot and that the pats were punished on a technicality. So what is it really? Was it because: 1. Stealing signals is bad and is against the rules. Regardless of how its done. No one with a shred of decency would ever do this (sorry sarcasm got the best of me there). Or 2. Stealing signals is fine, but since the pats video taped the signals, that was the whole reason for the fine/loss of draft pick. Or 3. It was just bad placement of the camera guy. He should not have been on the sidelines. Anyhow I just hear so many different stories of what exactly the crime was. From what I've read, it seems that Goodell (Godell?) said something along the lines of it being an "unfair advantage" and that just seemed to open up the "crime" to many different interpretations. So what exactly is the deal?