ROGER GOODELL SENDS PATS & BELICHICK BIG VIDEO BILL: The numbers have been tallied for Bill Belichick’s sneaky sideline spying:
THE CANADIAN PRESS cashes in with news that the Patriots coach was fined $500,000, while the team was slapped with another $250,000 fee. In addition, the Pats will lose a pick in next year’s draft - a 1st-rounder if they make this year’s playoffs, a 2nd- and 3rd-rounder if they stay home.
A cool half-million is a lot to dish out for home movies. Then again, there are dozens of entries at Sundance that would kill for such a budget. We guess Bill can always try his hand at film producing if his football days are numbered.
We wonder what the league will do with all the money. We suggest digitally inserting Vince Lombardi screaming, “What the hell’s going on out there?” into all future NFL Films releases.