Bill Belichick has been illegally taping opponents' defensive signals since he became the New England Patriots' coach in 2000, according to Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA).
"There was confirmation that there has been taping since 2000, when Coach Belichick took over," Specter told the media after meeting with NFL commissioner Roget Goodell.
"There were a great many questions answered by Commissioner Goodell," Specter added. "I found a lot of questions unanswerable because of the tapes and notes had been destroyed.
Goodell said Belichick told him he believed the taping was legal. "He said that's always been his interpretation since he's been the head coach," the commissioner said. "We are going to agree to disagree on the facts."