This came across my reader from ESPN:
With the Super Bowl fast approaching, a senior Republican senator says he wants the NFL to explain why it destroyed evidence of the New England Patriots cheating scandal.
“I am very concerned about the underlying facts on the taping, the reasons for the judgment on the limited penalties and, most of all, on the inexplicable destruction of the tapes,” said Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., in a Thursday letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Ok, does the Senate really have nothing to do that it enables them into looking at Spygate?!?
Look, I can’t stand Belicheat as much as anyone and the Spygate incident is definitely a stain on the Patriots franchise, but the last thing that needs to happen is for Congress to get involved. What a waste of time, effort and tax dollars. I wasn’t aware that the War on Terror had been won, or that the social security problem has been resolved, or that we’ve fixed immigration. Apparently none of these are issues anymore if Senator Specter has time to waste on bugging the NFL.
This is different than Congress v. baseball & steroids, largely due to the fact that steroids and HGH are obtained through illegal means and baseball basically did nothing but look the other way for years. There’s nothing criminally illegal about bringing a video camera on the sidelines of an NFL game, and the NFL did come down hard on Belicheat, fining him $250k and taking away their 1st round pick. Although I think destroying the tapes wasn’t the best judgement, I can understand why the NFL did it to make this PR nightmare go away.
Come on Spector, don’t you and the Senate have better things to do?