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NFL can blame itself for scandal's timing

Why is the "Spygate" scandal looming over Super Bowl weekend? Because the league didn't provide answers earlier, writes Gregg Easterbrook. Easterbrook

Updated: February 3, 2008, 12:04 AM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Special to Page 2

The second act of the "Spygate" scandal began late in Super Bowl week. I'd like to drop my Tuesday Morning Quarterback persona and offer some observations on why these events are happening now and what they mean.

First, the timeline: The initial incident happened in September. After the New England Patriots were caught violating league rules by filming the New York Jets' sideline during a Week 1 game, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stripped New England of a first-round draft choice, fined ...

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