Expect Goodell to treat this seriously

How will the NFL commissioner rule in the Patriots "spying" incident? What advantage can a team get by taping defensive signals of an opponent? John Clayton has the questions and answers.

Updated: September 13, 2007, 12:04 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

According to league sources, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has determined that the New England Patriots violated league rules when it videotaped defensive signals by New York Jets coaches during the Patriots' 38-14 win Sunday. There will be a hearing with the Patriots -- mostly likely by phone by the end of the week -- and then a ruling by the commissioner that could cost New England draft picks. Here are some questions and answers on the incident:

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