If you are a fan of the game, you are probably a fan of the NFL. If you are an NFL fan, you probably No A twenty-year-old championship-decorated franchise run by Bill Belichick and goat Tom Brady, a fan of the New England Patriots, currently living in Tampa Bay, playing with the Buccaneers for the final stages of his impressive career Huh. However, are all New England titles valid?
Even though the New England Patriots have spent the better part of defeating team after team over the past twenty years, many NFL purists find themselves dissatisfied with the Boston franchise due to numerous controversies, including the 2015 “deflagate” where it was reported That the Patriots intentionally lowered their soccer sai during a playoff game with the Indianapolis Colts.
However, much of this hatred stems from the Patriots’ 2007 feud, “Spygate”, where it was reported that the team recorded signs of the opposing team during a game in preparation for the playoffs. While the Patriots lost the 2008 Super Bowl to the New York Giants after completing almost an entire season, many fans were curious as to why a harsh punishment did not come. Now, it seems that we know why.
Spy twist and turns
After the NFL and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell concluded that the Patriots were caught cheating, a number of fines were imposed in the New England franchise, including coach Bill Belichick, who was fined $ 500,000, as well as the team Was also fined $ 250,000. . The Patriots also lost their first round draft pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Despite all these penalties, the NFL wanted more blood.
So why were the patriots not tried at the Congress level? This is likely thanks to former US Senator Arlene Spector, who served thirty years in the US Senate before her passage in 2012. According to ESPN, Arlene Spector told ghostwriter Charles Robbins of her last book that it was possible that she might have been bribed to lay off the New England Patriots.
“When the signal was stolen, a mutual friend told me that ‘if I left the Patriots, there would be a lot of money in Palm Beach.” Reported message was. Sadly, the Senator’s last book did not reveal the identity that encouraged Spector. However, thanks to Arlene’s son Shanin Spector, we can now know who was behind this long and drawn-out mess – future United States President Donald Trump.
Adds Arlene’s son Shanin Spector to ESPN: “My father told me that Trump was acting as a messenger [Patriots owner Robert Kraft]. But I’m pretty sure the reference to money in Palm Beach was campaign contributions, not cash. The proposal was Craft Aid with campaign contributions. … My father said that it was Kraft’s proposal, not someone else’s. “
He continued about Spygate: “He told me about the call in view of the conversation and he was angry about it. … My father was upset when [such overtures] This would be because they felt that it was similar to the solicitation of bribe, although the law on this subject says that it is not so. … he would tell me these things when they happened. We were very close. “
Even ghostwriter Charles Robbins told ESPN how “I was pretty sure this proposal was made by Trump. At the time, it didn’t seem like such an important moment. At the time, Trump was a real-estate hustler and a TV personality.” Ever since the story unfolded, Robert Kraft And both Donald Trump’s spokespersons have denied any involvement in influencing the investigation.
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