NFL looking into whether Patriots recorded opponent


Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor said the NFL is investigating an incident with a New England Patriots videographer who was taping from the press box during Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.

“I’m aware that there was an incident, but I know the league is investigating it,” Taylor said Monday afternoon during a regularly scheduled news conference. “So I don’t have a comment.”

When asked to confirm whether the Patriots had a staffer in the press box, or if said person was doing anything outside of the normal practice of team scouts, Taylor twice declined to elaborate.

A person with knowledge of the incident, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation, confirmed to USA TODAY Sports that the league was looking into the matter to determine if the Patriots had recorded the Bengals’ sideline.

A Patriots staffer reached out to the Browns to request a press box credential so a videographer could shoot a behind-the-scenes segment on a New England advanced scout for the “Do Your Job” series the team publishes to its official website, according to the person who spoke with USA TODAY Sports.

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