The New England Patriots had been punished, once more, for alleged spying. In addition they signed some of the doubtlessly deadly quarterbacks in soccer.
On the identical night information emerged that the pre-eminent trendy dynasty within the NFL was being slapped on the wrist in yet one more video scandal, the Patriots agreed to signal quarterback Cam Newton, a former MVP launched by the Panthers after years diminished by accidents.
The Patriots, although, have a mega gap at quarterback that Newton can fill: Tom Brady, who led them to 6 Tremendous Bowl wins, left the franchise this offseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was a shocking transfer that left New England in search of a brand new quarterback for the primary time in a few many years, after Brady and the Patriots were bounced within the first spherical of the playoffs by the Tennessee Titans.
On the similar time, the staff was stripped of a third-round decide and fined greater than $1 million for a bizarre scandal through which the staff was accused of inappropriately videotaping the Cincinnati Bengals, the worst staff within the NFL, from the press field final season. The tensions reinvigorated recollections of the Patriots’ position within the notorious “Spygate” scandal, when the Jets accused the staff of videotaping the staff’s indicators from an unlawful location. That allegation led to fines in opposition to coach Invoice Belichick and the staff whereas they had been stripped of a first-round decide.