If nothing else, Arlen Spector might have a Florida contributor to an future campaign. From ESPN.com :
An angry Joey Porter thinks the Patriots cheated their way to championships and the NFL’s destruction of Spygate tapes suggested the league had something to hide after conducting its investigation.
“They [the Patriots] cheated, there should be an asterisk. They cheated and they got caught,” the All-Pro linebacker, who spent eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before joining Miami in free agency last season, said in an interview on “NFL Live.”
“Why, if you have nothing to hide, would you destroy [the evidence]? That’s how I’ve looked at it from the beginning. Why destroy something that doesn’t have to be destroyed? Let everyone know what was on the tapes. Why would you destroy them so fast?”
Porter called Belichick’s fine a “slap on the wrist didn’t fit the crime.”
“They went from zero to 60 overnight and [Belichick] went from a good coach to a great great coach and he got caught cheating,” Porter said on “NFL Live.”
Porter also said that NFL players he knows share similar sentiments about the Patriots concerning Spygate.
“Anybody I know that lost to them in big games, they’re very upset about it,” Porter said.
Well, there’s a new one. Because up until this moment, there was nothing but goodwill between New England and opponents who weren’t nearly motivated enough to beat their ass.
Not to sound all cavalier about Porter’s assertions or anything. I’d love to see the bit of videotape that enabled the Patriots to shut down future Hall Of Famer Kordell Stewart during the 2002 AFC Championship. No other coach has ever quite managed to that, so we can naturally assume the Pats had an unfair competitive advantage.