Friday, February 01, 2008

Specter is a sore loser

Senator Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) told the New York Times that he wants NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the destruction of the materials that the New England Patriots surrendered in connection with the investigation that found a team employee had been videotaping defensive coaching signals, in violation of league rules, during a Week One win over the Jets.

"That requires an explanation," Specter told the Times. "The [NFL] has a very preferred status in our country with their antitrust exemption. The American people are entitled to be sure about the integrity of the game. It's analogous to the [CIA] destruction of tapes. Or any time you have records destroyed."

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