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    Just heard they were talking tomorrow....an dI find that interesting as Clemons is on teh hill...so maybe talking would be back pages??
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    Goodell and Specter to meet tomorrow in DC

    If the info in this artcile below in bold is correct it seems that the league properly investigated this matter and hopefully we can put it behind us starting tomorrow. I was not aware that the investigation had gone back this far, pleasant surprise.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/footba...et_with_specter_wednesday_to_discuss_spygate/

    Goodell, Specter to meet
    By Dave Goldberg
    AP Football Writer / February 12, 2008

    NEW YORK—NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Sen. Arlen Specter are to meet Wednesday to discuss the Spygate case involving the New England Patriots.

    more stories like thisThe NFL said Tuesday the afternoon meeting will take place in Specter's office in Washington. The Pennsylvania Republican has asked Goodell to explain his decision to destroy the tapes and notes from the case, which go back to 2002.

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 and the team was fined $250,000. The Patriots also forfeited a first-round draft pick.

    Specter's challenge to Goodell came two days before the Super Bowl, lost by the Patriots to the New York Giants on Feb. 3.

    The top-ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned the quality of the NFL investigation that followed the illegal taping of the New York Jets' defensive signals in the opening week of this season as well as the commissioner's decision to destroy video evidence uncovered by the league. He has raised the possibility of congressional hearings if he wasn't satisfied with Goodell's answers.

    In defending the destruction of the notes, Goodell said "there was no purpose to them at all." Specter said Goodell's response "didn't make any sense at all" and also questioned whether there might have been illegal acts by the Patriots before the 2005 Super Bowl, when they beat the Philadelphia Eagles.

    The punishment went beyond the confiscated Jets tapes. The tapes and notes dated as far back as 2002 and the NFL said in October that Belichick acknowledged to Goodell that there had been spying since he became New England's coach in 2000.

    Last week at the Pro Bowl, Goodell was asked why only six tapes were confiscated by the NFL's security department.

    "That's what they had," he replied. "My guess is that they taped over some of those from time to time. That's what video departments do. They did it more than six times because there were notes that reflected that."

    NFL officials also said the investigation didn't find any illegal taping or other spying during the playoffs or the three Super Bowls the Patriots won in 2002, 2004 and 2005.

    Matt Walsh, the former Patriots assistant coach who performed some videotaping duties for the team, said last week during the Pro Bowl in Hawaii that he couldn't talk about allegations that he taped a walkthrough practice by the St. Louis Rams before the 2002 Super Bowl. New England, a two-touchdown underdog, won that game 20-17.

    He would not say if he had been contacted by the league or by Specter's office.

    "We were aware of this before," Goodell said, referring to 2002 allegations. "We pursued it and weren't able to get any information that was credible. We were aware of some of the rumors and we pursued some of them and we continue that. From Day 1, I said if we feel there is new information that's inconsistent with what we've been told (by the Patriots), I reserve the right to reopen it."
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    Re: Goodell and Spector tomorrow...

    Mods...merge...
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    I hope Specter flips out and tries to strangle Goodell ... They spin around the room in a death grip, trip over the desk and smash through a 20th-floor window, plummeting to their mutual deaths. It's all captured on security video. :bricks:
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    That would be a win-win sitiation???? GREAT..I love it..
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    I am pretty sure it will be a footnote on sports sites tomorrow...Clemens is going to dominate the news. Specter got what he wanted by ruining Super Bowl Weekend, and all everyone will remember about any of this will be "Dude, I heard they taped the Rams practice...so all the Super Bowls are tainted."

    It's great being a dynasty, and I love our team being so hated, but the dummy's calling for *'s really bother me. It's just irritating as hell.
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    God, please let this be THE end date.
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    Re: Goodell and Spector tomorrow...(Merged)

    They need to say something to end this forever! They cannot allow accusations from yesteryears to be brought up any time they want to drag us down. The time limit should be over, close the book now to the past for all teams.
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    OMG those were the exact words I heard the other day when I was on my way back from class on the bus. I had to get off and walk 6 blocks so I didn't have to hear this idiot and his even more clueless friend keep talking about how by taping the entire run through we knew "EXACTLY every play the Rams were going to call". I mean are you ******* serious? It's a RUN THROUGH... They thought we knew the exact plays in the exact order....If you don't watch football why the hell are you gossiping about things you have no idea about? I wanted to "accidentally" step on his foot but the bus was too crowded I couldn't see him. To think, we go to the same university...:mad:
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    So the 18 games that they won prove nothing, but one less is proof that they needed the tapes to win? FFS, they were the highest scoring offense in history this year, what more could they do to prove to you bunch of retards that the tapes were borderline inconsequential? Whatever, have fun being banned, troll.
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    You are a ridiculous troll. And your analogy sucks.
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    LOL, so the haters were waiting all year for the Patriots to lose a game so they could make a point about the spying.

    Can you imagine that?

    Hilarious.
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    fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
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