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The Glue 15 Feb 2008 10:09 PM

Roger Goodell...Spygate Conspirator??
 
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Matt Walsh's lawyer asks NFL to protect his client on Spygate tapes
By DAVE GOLDBERG,
AP Football Writer
February 15, 2008



NEW YORK (AP) -- The lawyer for former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh said his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the team if the NFL guarantees Walsh protection from lawsuits or other legal action.

Attorney Michael Levy said that to date, the NFL's initial proposals are not sufficient protection for Walsh, who is said to have taped the St. Louis Rams' walkthrough practice the day before they played the Patriots in the 2002 Super Bowl. The Patriots won 20-17.

"Under our proposal, Mr. Walsh is only protected if he in good faith is truthful. And he will be," Levy told The Associated Press on Friday in a telephone interview from his office at the Washington law firm of McKee Nelson.

"The NFL's proposal is not full indemnification. It is highly conditional and still leaves Mr. Walsh vulnerable. I have asked the NFL to provide Mr. Walsh with the necessary legal protections so that he can come forward with the truth without fear of retaliation and litigation. To best serve the interest of the public and everyone involved, I am hopeful that the NFL will do so promptly."

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said he's offered Walsh a deal whereby "he has to tell the truth and he has to return anything he took improperly" in return for indemnity.

"No one wants to talk to Matt Walsh more than we do," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Friday.

"But his demand to be released from all responsibility even if his comments are not truthful is unprecedented and unreasonable. The NFL and the Patriots have assured Mr. Walsh's lawyer that there will be no adverse consequences for his client if Mr. Walsh truthfully shares what he knows. Why does he need any more protection than that?"

Walsh, now a golf pro in Maui, did video work for the Patriots when they won the first of their three Super Bowl after the 2001 season.

Goodell said Walsh was not interviewed as part of the NFL's investigation into "Spygate," which involved the NFL confiscating tapes from a Patriots employee who recorded the New York Jets' defensive signals from the sideline during the opening game of the 2007 season.

As a result of that investigation, New England coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 and the team was fined $250,000 and forfeited its 2008 first-round draft choice.

Six confiscated tapes and other documents pertaining to the Patriots' taping were subsequently destroyed by the league. Goodell has defended the destruction of the tapes.

Levy, who is continuing to negotiate with the NFL on Walsh's behalf, also objected to NFL security's investigation of his client.

"Sending a former FBI agent to investigate his professional and personal life has not left Mr. Walsh feeling confident that the National Football League simply wants to encourage him to come forward with whatever information he has," Levy said.

So let me get this straight...Roger is offering that the kid come in, tell "the truth" or whatever Rog thinks the truth should be, GIVE ROGER ALL THE TAPES HE SHOT FOR THE CHEATRIOTS...presumably so Roger can destroy them before the evil Senate Republicans can get a hold of them...and still the kid could be left open to litigation from players and teams he helped the Patriots cheat against??

Seriously...what kind of joke is this guy, this Roger Goodell? I was the last guy to support what Congress did with Steroids and Baseball but look what it got accomplished. At first I was kinda iffy into Arlen Speck's little tirade against Roger...but maybe the guy's got a point.

Memo To Roger Goodell...the Antitrust Exemption is in danger. That's big stuff. Pull your pants down, bend the fuck over and let the government introduce you to their version of Doctor Jellyfinger. For the good of the game, Rog. Take it up the ass and clean up your sport.

Your predecessor, Paul Tagliabue, oversaw an explosion of popularity of the NFL unlike anything ever seen in professional sports. Don't fuck up the Antitrust Exemption just because you're buddies with Robert Kraft. Do the right thing, Rog. Give the kid full immunity and let the government see the tapes. Punish the offenders with extreme prejudice and turn the page on this dark, dark chapter in NFL History.

Late.

BOSTON 17 Feb 2008 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by The Glue
So let me get this straight...Roger is offering that the kid come in, tell "the truth" or whatever Rog thinks the truth should be, GIVE ROGER ALL THE TAPES HE SHOT FOR THE CHEATRIOTS...presumably so Roger can destroy them before the evil Senate Republicans can get a hold of them...and still the kid could be left open to litigation from players and teams he helped the Patriots cheat against??

Seriously...what kind of joke is this guy, this Roger Goodell? I was the last guy to support what Congress did with Steroids and Baseball but look what it got accomplished. At first I was kinda iffy into Arlen Speck's little tirade against Roger...but maybe the guy's got a point.

Memo To Roger Goodell...the Antitrust Exemption is in danger. That's big stuff. Pull your pants down, bend the fuck over and let the government introduce you to their version of Doctor Jellyfinger. For the good of the game, Rog. Take it up the ass and clean up your sport.

Your predecessor, Paul Tagliabue, oversaw an explosion of popularity of the NFL unlike anything ever seen in professional sports. Don't fuck up the Antitrust Exemption just because you're buddies with Robert Kraft. Do the right thing, Rog. Give the kid full immunity and let the government see the tapes. Punish the offenders with extreme prejudice and turn the page on this dark, dark chapter in NFL History.

Late.


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Originally Posted by The Glue

problem is we've had a bunch of slobbering conspiracy addicts posting
:laughing:

Looks like you just joined the club.

The Glue 17 Feb 2008 08:54 PM

There's a slight difference between Spygate and whatever the hell it is that you jibber jabber about.

Spygate is "real." It actually happened. There's "proof." :shocked:

Yeah...slight diff.

Nice to see you've finally stopped trying to say it's not a big deal that the Patriots cheated their way to three Super Bowl wins.

But yeah...Spygate actually happened...all your nonsense is just that...nonsense. Thanks though, Sally. (h)

Late.


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