Minus a whistle-blower, Spygate will expire quietly

The NFL sensed that Matt Walsh had no huge revelations to offer in his stash of game tapes. What the former Pats assistant reportedly presented this week confirms that hunch, John Clayton writes.

Originally Published: May 8, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Barring strong testimony to the contrary by Matt Walsh on Tuesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell probably will close the Spygate scandal and throw away the key.

None of the eight tapes reportedly presented by the former New England Patriots video assistant to Goodell's office involved pre-Super Bowl XXXVI walk-throughs of the St. Louis Rams or anything other than game-related taping. The tapes Walsh brought forth involved the recording of play-calling signals of five opponents in ...

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