The New England Patriots got in trouble with the
law National Football League again, and this one is a little curious.
This time, the Pats have been docked not draft picks or money – although Bill Belichick got hit with a big-by-NFL-standards $50,000 fine – but extra practices. They were caught holding voluntary special teams meetings that were improperly listed on their internal schedule, technically making them “mandatory,” and keeping players at the facilities for too long.
Question is, how did they even get caught doing this? Zolak & Bertrand on 98.5 The Sports Hub wondered if Belichick had a rat in his midst, but there’s a new report that makes more sense.