http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/don_banks/10/12/dallas/2.html "I was convinced from the outset of the Spy-gate saga that the league office had no interest in the whole affair being more than a one-week story. It was damaging enough to the integrity of the league in the seven days that the story raged like an uncontrolled wildfire through the media. Can you imagine Goodell and Co. wanting that sort of coverage to dominate for three or four weeks, with a steady drumbeat of headlines? That said, by revealing nothing of substance about what it found, the NFL office merely ensured that there's a lingering cloud of suspicion over what might have been in the Patriots' video library. Devoid of information or fact, there will always be conspiracy theorists who question whether New England benefited from its cheating in posting those three three-point Super Bowl victories. If the league wants that to go away completely, it should thoroughly lance that boil and let it all air out. Unless, of course, there's a reason the NFL doesn't want to re-visit any of it."