After more than two months of negotiations, lawyers for the league and Walsh, the former New England employee, finally reached agreement Wednesday on terms that will allow him to talk Goodell. They include an agreement by the Patriots not to sue Walsh and to pay his legal expenses and his airfare to New York from Hawaii, where he is now a golf pro.
Walsh’s name first surfaced just before the Super Bowl, in which the Patriots were upset by the New York Giants after finishing the regular season 16-0 and winning two playoff games. Among the allegations was that the Patriots illegally taped the Rams’ final walkthrough before that title game, when New England, a two-touchdown underdog, upset St. Louis 20-17.
Even if Walsh gives them nothing I still think karma bit Belichick in the Super Bowl this year for his early season transgressions:
Five months before their loss to the Giants, New England coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 and the team $250,000 for taping the New York Jets’ defensive signals during the season opener. The Patriots also lost their first-round pick in this weekend’s draft.
Speaking of which, what was Bill up to in 1983? The back up band in this rare footage looks highly suspicous:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzy38qbvrZk&hl=en]
Depending on Walsh evidence, Goodell ready to crack down on Pats