Senator Arlen Specter investigating the Patriots

Here is the video from a interview he did on NBC10.

I'm no fan of the Pats, but I think some people have lost perspective on this story. This is not the Black Sox scandal or the Italian soccer match fixing scandal, it's no where near that degree. In fact, I'm not even sure it's on the level of steroids in baseball.

The Patriots weren't fixing games, they weren't paying off officials, they were stealing signals. It's done in baseball all the time. I'm not condoning it or saying they should get a pass, in fact I'd have forfeited the game they got caught in. That said, what they did was unsportsmanlike at best. It wasn't criminal. It's not something Congress needs to be investigating or holding hearings on. Especially considering the obvious fact that there's a war going on, an economic slowdown, health care, education and all those other buzz words...

If the NFL wants to dig deeper into what the Pats did or didn't do. Fine, that's their prerogative. If they want to further punish them, go ahead. I just can't wrap my head around the thought that this is a big or important enough issue for the US Senate to be getting involved.

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