The New England Patriots are having a bad week. First, it was bad luck with a series of questionable calls that proved costly in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs that ended their 21-game home winning streak. Now, the Patriots acknowledge that a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati sideline during the Bengals' game at Cleveland in violation of NFL rules. This blunder comes 12 years after the videotape scandal dubbed Spygate that tainted a storied franchise that's won six Super Bowl championships.

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Spy Harder: Patriots caught videotaping in Spygate sequel
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Dec 10, 2019

The New England Patriots have acknowledged that a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday's game. The said the crew “unknowingly”violated league rules against the practice. Those rules were also an issue in 2007, when the Patriots were caught videotaping opposing team signals. In the scandal that came to be known as Spygate, the Patriots were fined $250,000 and docked a first-round draft choice, and coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000.

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