Cant wait for the games to begin so that they take the headlines instead of all this scuttlebut. This is so depressing because at the end of it all we will still not have a definitive answer on the legitimacy of signal capture. Furthermore we will have nothing but greyness around the rules concerning technology, because by default they are going to change as technology advances. That greyness gave rise to BB's misinterpretation but far far worse the misrepresentation of the media into calling the Patriots cheaters. I would like to suggest an analogy because somehow Patriot fans need some reasoning to counteract the indecent charges of cheating (after all according to the NFL signal stealing is sort of legit - viz Patriots v Miami). The analogy is that of a person stopped for speeding, they get a ticket, respond guilty to the charge and take the penalty. Now if that driver happens to be on the run for another crime and the police check and arrest him for that crime as well, the offender is prosecuted separately for the crime and the misdemenour. As far as I know BB and Patriots have not been officially charged with cheating. They were charged and sentenced for the misdemeanor of using a videotape on the sidelines. The media and a number of NFL players (who should know better) have assumed that the misdemeanor is proof of cheating yet that has never been that charge. To go back to the analogy the Patriots have been stopped for speeding and the media has assumed they have been stopped for robbery or assault and have resisted arrest. This in no way condones what BB did. But he did take responsibility for it and clearly indicated in his statement that the commissioner had acknowledged that the misdemeanour had no impact on the game. BB further added that they have never used that method for games in process. Whether the media likes it or not BB should not be doubted. He may be guilty of misdirection but not of lying. The Patriots have been punished, BB has been punished and though the loss of a draft pick is pretty steep for the misdemeanor they need to accept it and move on, as I believe they are trying to do.