SEPTEMBER 14, 2007
Spying afflicts not only F1
The New England Patriots National Football League team in the United States has got into trouble with the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who has just ordered the team to pay a $250,000 fine and coach Bill Belichick $500,000 for spying on an opponent's defensive signals. The team has also been ordered to forfeit its choices of new talent in the annual process of picking the best college players. The team was found guilty of videotaping the signals being made by the New York Jets during a match last weekend. NFL rules state "no video recording devices of any kind are permitted to be in use in the coaches' booth, on the field, or in the locker room during the game."