Word comes out that the Patriots have been fined over a million bucks for having a camera crew film a game inappropriately, too little too late for the NFL in dealing with the Patriots.
Seems that following the rules has been a difficult task for the Patriots...the NFL Super Bowl in 2001 was a travesty, and who knows how long they were doing it before it got noticed?
Bill Belichick and William Kraft have lived a charmed existence, as the NFL did nothing when it became public notice that they were spying on other team's pre-game preparation, as the NFL basically said, "We can't give the public the idea that our game is tainted, can we?"
If the NFL was serious they should have stripped the Patriots of ALL their draft picks for two years afterwards.
And then, a few years later, there was deflategate, where the footballs used by the opposition in big games were deflated to lessen performance, also the Patriots were involved....there is evidence that Tom Brady was also involved.
Again, nothing much of anything was done in response to the cheating.
The latest film crew incident is the NFL's attempt at making themselves look like they are tough guys that enforce the rules,...however the horses have already escaped from the barn,...you had the chance when playoff games and Super Bowls were on the line to enforce rules and police the game.....you dropped the ball both times.
You can basically shut down players' careers when they have an addiction or even make a mistake, but when it comes to owners wrecking the integrity of the game, you turn a blind eye.
It ain't right.