Patriots fined $1.1M, docked 2021 NFL Draft pick in latest cheating scandal

The NFL hit the New England Patriots with new consequences Sunday after participants in their TV crew have been noticed recording from the Cincinnati Bengals’ press field all over a sport towards the Cleveland Browns remaining season.

The Patriots have been fined $1.1 million and can forfeit their third-round pick out within the 2021 NFL Draft as consequences.

The league additionally barred the TV group from capturing any video games all over the impending season.

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After all, this wasn’t the primary time the NFL has come down at the Patriots in recent times.

Previous, there was once “Spygate”, when the Patriots recorded defensive coaches’ indicators from an unauthorized stadium location. It brought on a $500,000 effective for head trainer Invoice Belichick, a $250,000 effective for the group and the lack of its first-round draft pick out in 2008.

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This time round, the Patriots confessed and complied with this newest investigation when they have been stuck within the act by means of the Bengals’ safety. The Patriots’ rationalization was once that a video group employed by means of the group mistakenly “inappropriately filmed the sector from the click field” for a “Do Your Process” video collection on an advance scout to submit at the crew website online.

One at a time, the league fined the Patriots $1 million and took away a 2016 first-round draft pick out over Deflategate, which additionally led to a four-game suspension for quarterback Tom Brady.

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