Seth Wickersham on GHS shares league's view of Patriots video situation

Ryan Hannable
December 11, 2019 - 11:41 am

ESPN's Seth Wickersham joined The Greg Hill Show Wednesday to share how the league is viewing the Patriots' videotape situation from the Browns-Bengals game.

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The mood at the league meetings in Texas this week isn't anger, rather how could they let it happen?

“Around the league I can’t say it is the same type of fury that you saw with Spygate in 2007 and when the league started investigating footballs right after the AFC championship game where clearly owners and coaches around the league were ready to pounce on the Patriots," he said. "This doesn’t have that feel. … Owners and presidents that I spoke to last night are asking the same questions you guys are — ‘What in the world are they doing?’ This doesn’t seem worth their time. It doesn’t seem like they gained any advantage from it."

Wickersham also doesn't want it being compared to Spygate.

“I don’t agree with it being called Spygate 2.0," he said. "I think based on what we know, and we don’t know everything yet, this seems more stupid than sinister. Spygate was a completely different thing all together that they were warned three times to not do and continued to do. We’ll see. I hope that they release the eight-minute tape. I think that is something that will probably benefit everybody, if they released it. We’ll wait and see what happens.”

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