Patriots Admit Their Video Crew “Unknowingly” Violated NFL Filming Policy

On Monday, the New England Patriots released a statement admitting that their three-person video crew “unknowingly” broke NFL filming policy at Sunday’s Bengals-Brown game. Sportsnaut reports that the Patriots claim the crew was only there to follow the team’s advance scouts for their “Do Your Job” web series. The crew, “without specific knowledge of league rules,” filmed the field from the press box. The team adds that all footage was turned over to the NFL. The crew received credentialed access to the press box from the Browns, but not the Bengals, nor the league itself. The Patriots claim this was an “unintended oversight.” The statement also echoed coach Bill Belichick’s earlier comments that the football team has nothing to do with the production team. “I have nothing to do with the TV production shows and stuff like that. I have no idea what they do,” the coach had said, according to ESPN. The team awaits consequences from the NFL.