So what did the Coach of the Patriots do that ws so bad?

I heard something on NPR this morning but could someone break it down for me.....

Asked By: - 9/14/2007
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The Patriots' coach escaped suspension for using a video camera to spy on opposing coaches, with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell deciding instead on Thursday night to fine him $500,000 and dock the team $250,000 and a first-day draft pick next year... More
Answered By: Tambourine - 9/14/2007
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As far as I know, i guess he spied on the jets, like I guess on the play signals or whatever. Something like that, so he was able to accomidate for it.
Answered By: Rob - 9/14/2007
He got caught cheating. Bill Belichick's team (the New England Patriots) officials got caught video taping the opposing teams signal callers. When you compare the signals to the plays run, you know what the opposing team's play is going to be.
Answered By: sirttanaka - 9/14/2007
He cheated. He has had someone filming opposing coaches during games, so they can study the hand signals they use to relay coverage plays to their defense. The Patriots steal their signals and can tell their own offense which plays to run to counter the defense... More
Answered By: information_police - 9/14/2007
He violated nfl league rules by having an employee video tape the defense coordinator giving signs. Essentially, by having him do this, they would be able to anticipate what defense they would use on a particular play and then be able to call a play to beat it... More
Answered By: my4boysrock - 9/14/2007
Was illegally taping signals from the other team.
Answered By: sqiurrel_is_a_yankeefan - 9/14/2007
well 1st of all, ALL NFL teams cheat. they have some guy who tries to intercept plays. NOW in this intinct the Pats got caught. Roger Goodell panicked & started handing out fines... More
Answered By: alfie - 9/14/2007
He was just being his normal douchebag self.
Answered By: stan l - 9/14/2007
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