CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The NFL is investigating why the New England Patriots set up a camera in the press box of Sunday’s Bengals game in Cleveland.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor confirmed the incident during his press conference Monday at Paul Brown Stadium.
“I’m aware that there was an incident," Taylor said. "But I don’t know if the league is investigating it. So, I’ve got no comment.”
Multiple national reporters, including ESPN’s Adam Schefter, are reporting the Patriots credentialed a film crew to gather footage of a scout in the press box for a video piece on the scout. The Bengals noticed the crew and reported the incident.
The NFL confiscated the video for review.
Late Monday, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick responded:
The Patriots were busted by the NFL in 2007 for videotaping coaches on the New York Jets’ sideline to gain a competitive advantage. The NFL fined the team, head coach Bill Belichick and docked the team their first-round draft pick.
New England released a statement about the incident Monday night on Twitter.