Patriots under investigation for allegedly recording play calls

The New England Patriots are under the microscope with the league after they admitted a video crew inappropriately filmed the field and sidelines during a Cincinnati Bengals game, who they would play next.
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Thousand to some people, what they're calling spygate 2.0. The new England patriots under the microscope again after admitting, they admitted a video crew inappropriately filmed and the field and sidelines during a Cincinnati Bengals game, the team they play next and the league is investigating and ESPN's and our good friend Ryan Smith is here with the latest. Good to see you, Ryan. Good to see you. NFL teams routinely scout each other before they play but recording them is a no-no. The potential for stealing signals and plays that could give an unfair advantage. It could land the defending super bowl champs in hot water with the NFL. This morning, the new England patriots once again under investigation by the NFL. The team facing questions over an incident reminiscent of spygate. The Cincinnati Bengals, the team with only one win this season questioning whether the six-time super bowl champions videotaped their play calls during a recent game against the Cleveland browns. The NFL now in possession of the tapes. Cincinnati coach zac Taylor allowing the league to do its due diligence. I'm aware there was an incident. They filmed a behind-the-scenes footage. They got permission from the browns to shoot but did not reach out to the Bengals. The patriots taking responsibility saying in that statement, we understand and acknowledge that our video crew which included independent contractors who shot the video unknowingly violated a league policy by filming the field and sideline from the press box. That's what they're trying to communicate this is not them trying to gain a competitive advantage illegally. It's -- they inadvertently violated a rule in an effort to do something different. Reporter: Bill Belichick speaking out in an interview with radio station weei. This is something that we 100% have zero involvement with. This is something that you have to talk to the production people about and what they were doing. Reporter: This latest coming five years after patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for four games due to the deflategate controversy. And more than a decade after the team was embroiled in a cheating scandal that rocked the league. The patriots disciplined during the 2007 season for videotaping the jets' signals from an unauthorized location. So far the NFL has not issued any statement on this, obviously they're going to take this if the patriots are admitting in their statement that they violated a rule even inadvertently, yes, you would have to think the league has to do at least something. The patriots say their file Tur to notify the Bengals and NFL in advance of their filming was an unintended oversight. It's not clear what punishment if any they will face from the NFL, guys. Look. Why does it always seem to be the patriots? I don't know. You could look at this and say football is one side. This is another side and it's a bit of an oversight. We had a little discussion. I think it was said you ask for forgiveness instead of permission. All right. It's not you. Nothing against you, brother.

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