Sorry, guys (and gals) this "they did it too!" justification reeks of desperation and paranoia. The fact remains: BB knowingly broke a league rule under a law and order commissioner after being specifically warned not to. Either: A. We gained a competitive advantage from the tapes and BB thought the continuation of that benefit outweighed the risk; OR B. We gained no competitive advantage and BB took a miscalculated, unnecessary risk. I tend to lean toward A. But either way, it is irrelevant. BB broke a rule, apparently admitted to a long-running violation of the rule, and Goodell is well within his power to request the fruits of that illegal activity.