When the New England Patriots were caught violating National Football League rules by videotaping other teams' defensive plays, the NFL demanded and obtained the Patriots' tapes -- and destroyed them. Now football fans, including Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., are asking whether the NFL destroyed the videotapes to avoid a bigger blitz on the game. Attorney Thomas J. Smith discusses some of the questions and possible consequences that the NFL could face if Sen. Specter initiates a congressional inquiry.
NFL Tape-Destroying Controversy: Will the Lawyers Blitz?
March 17, 2008