Ex-Pats Video Assistant Meets Goodell, Specter

Walsh doesn't know of any pre-Super Bowl walkthrough video
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 10:39 PM CDT
Former New England Patriots football video assistant Matt Walsh shakes hands with Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 13, 2008.    (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
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(Newser) – A murmur rippled across the room as the NFL revealed the tapes provided by former Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh. The cause was not some new revelation of wrongdoing by New England, which was caught last September recording opposing coaches' signals in violation of league rules.

No, the most scandalous tidbit that emerged Tuesday after Walsh spent more than six hours meeting separately with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Sen. Arlen Specter? A snippet of tape that showed not football but close-ups of San Diego Chargers cheerleaders performing during a 2002 game. Otherwise, little fresh information surfaced. Asked if he considered the Spygate investigation closed, Goodell said, "As I stand before you today, and having met with Matt Walsh and more than 50 other people, I don't know where else I would turn."