According to league sources, the Boston Globe reports that the Patriots have suspended the videographer who filmed the Bengals sideline in Cleveland last week. The producer/videographer, Dave Mondillo, is a longtime full-time employee of Kraft Sports and Entertainment. He was suspended last week.
The NFL rules prevent teams from filming opponents’ sidelines during games. Mondillo was caught doing so during the first quarter of the Bengals-Browns game last Sunday, a week before the Patriots played the Bengals.
The Patriots acknowledged breaking the rules, but claimed the independent film crew was unaware its actions violated league policy, which is very difficult to believe based on their past indiscretions. The suspension of their videographer is most likely only the beginning in a series of ramifications resulting from the video.