League Might Investigate Leak Of Tape To Fox

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  1. BigMike

    BigMike PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    LEAGUE MIGHT INVESTIGATE LEAK OF TAPE TO FOX (from profootballjetssuckup.com

    Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reports that the NFL might investigate the manner in which the tape confiscated on September 9 from Pats employee Matt Estrella was released to Jay Glazer of FOX.

    Two unnamed sources leaked to Cole that the leak to Glazer might be explored by the league office.

    "It should not have happened and we are very disappointed about it," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Cole regarding the leak of the tape. "But it does not impact what we are doing."

    Cole also reports that Commissioner Roger Goodell was "exceptionally angry" about the leak.

    "This is the kind of thing where [Patriots owner Robert] Kraft looks at us and says, 'All you guys do is favor the Jets,'" the source told Cole. "This kind of stuff puts us in a bad position."

    It also creates a perception problem for Goodell, given that his wife is FOX News Channel anchor Jane Skinner. More than a few PFT readers have speculated that the league office intentionally leaked the tape to Mrs. Goodell's employer. But as some Internet hack wrote in his Week Two Ten-Pack for SportingNews.com, the tape didn't come from the league office: "everal copies of the tape were made because several people outside of the league office -- such as members of the Competition Committee -- needed to see it. Once the thing exited the exclusive possession of the league office and got into the hands of folks at multiple teams, it became much harder to keep the tape under wraps."

    So if there's an investigation, the NFL needs to look not only at folks in the league office who had access to the tape, but also at anyone with any team that got the thing (such as, for example, Pats nemesis Bill Polian, the president and G.M. of the Colts).

    We also think that the league should look upstream on this one. It's presumed that the camera and tape were immediately but into a box that was hermetically (thanks, Tiki) sealed and sent to Park Avenue. But what if someone in the Meadowlands made a copy of the thing before it was bagged and tagged?

    Regardless of how it turns out, it makes for an interesting subplot to one of the most compelling NFL stories in years.
  2. BigMike

    BigMike PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    so one of the asshats from teh competition committee leaked it to Glazer.



    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, go Kraft, push these bastards!
  3. swheeler23

    swheeler23 In the Starting Line-Up

    Start with Roger Goodells wife. Does she not work for fOX?
  4. Armen Da Pats Fan

    Armen Da Pats Fan 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Okay, let me help out here:

    Roger Goodell - NFL Commissioner and the only man in possession of the tape.

    Jane Foreskinner - Goodell's wife who works for FOX.

    Tape "leaked" to FOX.

    (Does this mean that Jane took the tape out of the VCR and stashed it in her purse while Roger was taking a "leak"?)

    Do the math, Aiello!
  5. Bertil

    Bertil Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    This will fizzle out fast, unlike the high tech Lynch Party going on in and around Foxborough.
  6. 5 Rings for Brady!!

    5 Rings for Brady!! In the Starting Line-Up

    Well hopefully this will slow down some of the conspiracy theories around here... ;)

    Goodell is clearly tough on everybody, which is what this league needs. It is just too bad that we did something stupid to get into trouble. It is always more interesting watching somebody else go down.
  7. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Just smoke and mirrors - nothing will happen.

  8. BigMike

    BigMike PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    the Goodells wife Jane Skinner issue is blowing out nicely: jus tthe thing that embarrasses Goodell and puts an end to the Patriots Jealousy Witchunt.
  9. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

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    If I was Kraft, I would call up Goodell and say :
    "Listen, with the leak of that video from the 1st game, the integrity of the Commissioner's office is compromised. The tape should never have been copied and sent to the members of the Competition Committee. Its not their job to be judge and Jury. Their opinions should NEVER have bee taken into consideration. Particularly since more than half the Committee has a conflict of interest regarding the Patriots.

    I've instructed Coach Belichick to refrain from sending any information in to you until such time as you can guarantee that it will not happen again.

    If you'd like, you, and only you, are welcome to come here and see all the information you want. But we are not going to allow our competitors to have information that could compromise our preparations and game planning abilities."
  10. PonyExpress

    PonyExpress In the Starting Line-Up

    Memo to moron: let it go, doofus. You're coming off like Inspector Clouseau. This is what happens when you give a PR flunky prosecutorial power. Goodell's becoming a laughingstock, and he's about to Pi$$ off all the "innocent" members of the competition committee who didn't leak the tape. So in a week he'll have turned Kraft and a handful of the most powerful people in the NFL against him due to a mishandled withchunt. Maybe we should get the popcorn, sit back and watch this blow up in his doughey face.
  11. Bella*chick

    Bella*chick Addicted to the light

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    Excellent post. It keys into the one thing this situation may give us. Leverage.

    Goodell's office sure likes the investigations, doesn't it? Or the threat of investigation. It's the NFL under seige!
  12. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    The NFL will investigate the leak of this tape just like George Bush

    investigated the leak of the name of the covert CIA operative.
  13. sebman2112

    sebman2112 In the Starting Line-Up

    they made copies of the tape to send it out to members of the committee so Goodall wasn't the only person with a copy.
  14. NYPatsFan

    NYPatsFan On the Game Day Roster

    I wonder if the Pats leaked the tape to Fox knowing that it would put Goodell in a tough spot. By leaking the tape themselves, they can create another narrative, that Goodell is a Jets fan who is doing everything he can to help the Jets by weakening their arch rival.
  15. BigMike

    BigMike PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    The Pats dont have a copy - it was confiscated from them 8 minutes into the game at NY!!!
  16. PatsDeb

    PatsDeb PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    I love how they "may" investigate it. Once they find out it came from a source they don't want revealed, that will be the end of the investigation. Hypocrites! I hope BB sends them tapes of his kids' lacrosse games. Losers.
  17. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    Goodell probably is a Jets fan. He grew up in New York and had an internship

    with the Jets.
  18. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I know it's extremely unlikely, given the confiscation, but it does worry me that the Pats leaked it, if they were somehow given a copy, as well. I don't know how that could possibly have helped them, except to show how stupid and mundane the practice is, but still. I think I'm just jumpy about this whole thing, wish we could get onto football.
  19. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    I think this goes right to the top****!!
  20. Va_Pats_Fan

    Va_Pats_Fan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I bet the colts now have a copy!!!!

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