FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WKBW) — According to multiple NFL sources, the New England Patriots will be punished for gameday violations relating to recording the Cincinnati Bengals sidelines.
Sources: The #Patriots did, in fact, commit a game-day violation and they are expected to be disciplined for taping the #Bengals sidelines.. What’s not clear is if there is a link back to football operations, as not all security reports are back to the NFL offices.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 4, 2020
Patriots are expected to be disciplined for acknowledged gameday video violations in Cincinnati, per league sources. Discipline likely to come in the next two weeks, but not all security reports back to NFL yet.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 4, 2020
The Patriots admitted to inappropriately recording the Bengals sideline during a game against the Cleveland Browns in December.
It is not known what punishment the Patriots will receive, however ESPN reporter Adam Schefter shared possible punishments the Patriots could face.
A basis for Pats’ discipline.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 4, 2020
Former Cleveland GM Ray Farmer was suspended four games without pay and Browns fined $250K for in-game texting.
ATL loses 5th-round pick, Falcons fined $350k, President Rich McKay suspended from competition committee for piping in crowd noise.
This follows multiple instances of the Patriots less than appropriate behavior, including Deflategate and Spygate.