I'm sure someone else has raised this, but I kindof think its important to have a thread title that makes the distinction. From what I've taken in on this issue over the last day, its not against the rules to have someone on the sidelines reading opposing team signals and sending hand signals - or maybe even phoning them in for that matter. There is a rule prohibiting the use of video. And apparently THAT's a rule that just went into effect this season. All of this puts the allegations in a different light - as everyone's saying that the Patriots cheated by stealing signals when stealing signals is apparently legal.. someone can legally be on the sidelines sending along their interpretation of the calls. The video aspect of it suggests that they don't want analysis of the signals - though its believed the signals themselves are often changed anyways. Any confirmation or clarification that others can give here would be appreciated - but if true, this seems like its paints the entire situation in an entirely different light.