A couple weeks ago, the New England Patriots had the whole NFL world in a state confusion as it was revealed that a camera crew hired by the team . This was a big story because the Patriots’ history bending the rules. You’re not allowed to film a team’s sideline and fans were outraged by the Patriots’ alleged brazen attempts at getting ahead the competition. Immediately after the news came in, the Patriots made sure to calm fans down by saying the cameraman didn’t know better and that they were hired by the media team, not the football operations team.

Patriots Cleared Of Malicious Intent In Spygate 2 Investigation: Report

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According to Pro Football Talk, the NFL did a thorough investigation into the matter and revealed that the video crew had absolutely zero links to the team’s football operations. This means the Patriots are in the clear although they can still face punishment for the video crew’s actions. The crew’s actions are still against the rules regardless intention. However, since the football operations weren’t involved, the punishment will be way less severe.

If you’re a Patriots fan, this is great news as this means your team will enter the playfs with a clean slate. They take on the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Wild Card round on Saturday.