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Belichick and Signalgate nothing compared to espionage in racing

The New England Patriots stealing signals in a game is nothing compared to the high- and low-tech espionage that happens in racing every week, writes Ryan McGee.

Updated: September 18, 2007, 2:59 PM ET
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

In case you haven't heard (and if so, where have you been?), New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was busted Sept. 9 for secretly videotaping the New York Jets' coaches and stealing their hand signals. That revelation and resulting $500,000 fine has been condemned as a crime of the most heinous order, a violation of the NFL honor code that is being compared to something out of a spy novel.

Whatever, dude. Here in the racing world we've got more espionage going on than they ...

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