Pats Coach Agrees to Turn Over Videos

Belichick cedes to NFL demands after fine for using sideline camera
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2007 4:08 AM CDT
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick waves to fans before a football game against the San Diego Chargers Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – New England head coach Bill Belichick said yesterday that he would "of course" hand over any video recordings or notes pertaining to opposing teams' sideline action. The Patriots and Belichick have been fined for violating the NFL's ban on using cameras on the sidelines, and would face additional penalties if they refused commissioner Roger Goodell's request, reports the AP.

New York Jets coach Eric Mangini blew the whistle on the videotaping during his team's 38-14 loss to New England in the season opener. The Patriots went on to beat the San Diego Chargers last weekend by the same score, and team owner Robert Kraft presented Belichick with the game ball as the Patriots rallied around their coach.