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Patriots can survive this penalty

John Clayton answers questions about the Patriots' videotaping shenanigans and the penalty the NFL assessed against them.

Updated: September 14, 2007, 12:58 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The decision is in, and the Patriots could lose a first-round draft choice for using a cameraman to steal signals from the New York Jets defensive coaches. If the Patriots make the playoffs, they will give up a first-round pick in 2008. If they don't make the playoffs, they will give up a second- and a third-rounder in '08. Bill Belichick has been fined $500,000, and the team will lose $250,000.

Here are answers to key questions:

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