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If Walsh has tapes, then why now?

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  1. Sean Pa Patriot

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    Why not go back in sept when all this horse crap started... Look the Patriots broke the rule, but now all of the sudden this idiot pops out...

    Im starting to wonder are the football gods starting to punish us, for the run we had...

    Please let this end in 2 weeks , so we can focus on free agency...
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    Why now? Because the Boston Herald (Tomase) decided the time was right to drop a bomb and spoil everyone's fun. No other reason.
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    Walsh wants to cash in while the window of opportunity is still open. He wants to write a book but can't since the Patriots can sue to stop him. The NFL/Pats will only grant him immunity to talk to Goodell and Specter and he must return all materials (with a signed deposition that there aren't any more). Walsh wants blanket immunity.

    If Walsh wanted to give his information and material to the NFL, he can do that under the NFL agreement with no risk to himself. However, that agreement wouldn't allow him to write a book or peddle his story to the news organizations.

    The provision about being truthful is a smoke screen. Nobody gives blanket immunity without a provision for false testimony. The key provision is the one that restricts covered testimony to Goodell and Specter. That completely prevents Walsh from making money on what he knows.

    Nobody willingly injects themself into a legal minefield without a very good reason. Nobility? Please. Revenge? He could have done it 4 years ago. Profit? Now you're talking...
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    I think its time for the Pats to start pushing back. We have quietly sat here for 6 months while the entire league was allowed to take pot shots at us. The league has done nothing to protect us or stop the smear campaigns. So 'F' em all and start telling what you know about other teams.

    I mean how did we get to this point. Why does a fan of this team have to avoid football news because our team is being dragged thru the mud over and over again? I want my draft talk, my free agent talk without the BS.

    Someone from the Pats and the NFL needs to step up and say enough is enough. WE'RE MAD AS HELL AND WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!
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    Astute...and doubtless accurate.
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    because he wanted to wait for the perfect time to hurt the patriots....super bowl time
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    As long as the Patriots compete, people will fear them. As long as people fear them, they'll hate them. Can't take it? Be a Saints fan.
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    They are coming out now, that's for sure. I think it's more what he has to say than what's on the tapes. If the tapes are more of the same this is a non-story. If it's something more incriminating then there will be a lot of questions that need to be answered. Regardless, the NFL and the Patriots fates are intertwined now. I don't think BB stepping down or being suspended is enough anymore. Goodell's nuts are on the line too...
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    Couldn't agree more, I really love the Patriots to start getting legally nasty. I'm sick of them being whipping boys.

    Also can we bump this to remind everyone to continue the ban on that fat slob (Tomase) and the Herald. Rats, all of them over there.
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    send Tony Soprano on a vacation to hawaii to play golf with matt walsh and invite arlen spector too.
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    this whole thing is being engineered by the NFL to stop the Pats. They thought they had a sure fire way of getting parody in the NFL and then the Pats became a dynasty and ruined the plan. just imagine if we would still have both first rounders, and we would have only gotten stronger. Goodell saw that we were going to be solid for the rest of this decade and maybe the next, so they dug up all this stuff (that everyone else was doing as well) and are trying to take us down.
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    No I don't think so. The why now? question is important. I know the idiots from Profootballtalk knew about this back in September since they posted about a coming bombshell about the Rams SB. Obviously Walsh has this tape and leaked the info about it when Spygate broke, but he couldn't do anything at the time because the NFL and the Pats would sue his a**. That's why these interested parties (the slimebag media and Walsh) acted behind the scenes to drag Spectre into it so that there would be pressure to grant him immunity, but he wasn't about to make a fool of himself until the time was right. Spectre can hold all the hearings he wants on this issue, but even he can only grant Walsh immunity from criminal prosecution and even then Walsh would likely have to agree to tell the truth in a sworn deposition. That is not going to protect him from civil liabilities from the Pats.

    I agree with the earlier post, Walsh wants to cash in without the threat of legal recrimination. Spectre is pressuring the NFL to give Walsh what he wants but so far the NFL as not budged.
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    Here's an article on the timing of spygate II


    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...t&lid=tab1pos1

    The article was talking about the timing, and how it was being questioned. This reporter was saying that the NFL and Press knew about Walsh this entire time. The reporter actually said he had been in touch with Walsh, and seen him numerous times over the course of the season about the issue at hand, as had many other news agencies. He said the issue was that Goodell had made himself unavailable to the press since spygate broke. The first time he was directly available to the press was during the Pre-Superbowl press days.

    Apparently the media has been sitting on this because Walsh obviously won't talk without protection, and Goodell has been hiding away for the duration of the season. Once they were able to talk to him during press conferences, they started prodding him about it, and that's why the story broke on the Eve of the SuperBowl.

    I was wondering about the timing myself, and found that article interesting.
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    That is a good question. Nothing, and I mean nothing, ever "just happens".

    There was a reason it happened at this time. I can think of no other one than
    to perhaps extort something from the Patriots. When this was not possible, the
    move to the 'veiled disclosure' approach was tried. When this failed, we now
    have Harvey Whiplash involved to see if he can add some standing to the
    extortion claim. Now that this is failing, innuendo and fear is being trotted out
    to the insatiable media crack whores who cannot move themselves off the
    Bill Belichick addiction. Has there ever been another sports figure who cared
    less about the media and got more print? That must gall the media idiots to
    no end that he could care less about their righteous pontifications. It shows
    in their scribblings for sure.
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    the football gods punish us with every spygate thread
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    I'd argue it's trying to read a topical thread to maybe gain some information haven't seen and being forced to see countless "another spygate thread" nonsense bandwidth wasting thread from you *****ing about something you have total control over seeing or not seeing.

    If you don't friggin like it, don't open the thread. Otherwise, stfu.

    Seriously--it's fraying my last nerve.

    I open the spygate threads because I'm interested. By the same standard, you could NOT OPEN THE DAMN THINGS. Then you'd have zero to ***** about.
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    Sorry can't read the article for lack of time but Goodell was on Football Night in America and several other news organizations after Spygate broke, he did not go into hiding and make himself unavailable to the press for 6 months, sorry that is a lame-ass excuse for this story breaking on the eve of the Super Bowl.
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    wasnt just tomase , mike fish and ESPN as well
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    Walsh was at SB and somebody apparently recognized him and told him to come forward because why does he want to seek for protection NOW when he could have asked for it between 03 and 07.?

    We will never know who this *somebody* is but i guess that this person is not happy with BB or Pats for some reasons.

    I can tell you that this person works or worked for Patriots either directly or indirectly because you will NEVER know who Walsh is if you didn't work for Patriots.
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