The BOSTON GLOBE reports that Bill Belichick and Pats official Scott Pioli decided to do a little character assassination on Matt Walsh.
New England’s coach and player personnel VP both spoke out in regards to the whole “Spygate” affair - especially after former team employee Walsh helped blow the lid off past illegal videotaping of opponents by the Patriots.
Reports have been flying that the Pats taped a St. Louis Rams walkthrough before Super Bowl XXXVI - an alleged act that has caused fans & players to file a lawsuit demanding refunds from the Big Game.
Belichick responds to the Super Bowl spying:
“In my entire coaching career, I’ve never seen another team’s practice film prior to playing that team. I have never authorized, or heard of, or even seen in any way, shape, or form any other team’s walkthrough. We don’t even film our own. We don’t even want to see ourselves do anything, that’s the pace that it’s at. Regardless, I’ve never been a part of that.”
As for Walsh, Belichick has nothing flattering to say about the ex-employee, commenting that he “couldn’t pick Matt Walsh out of a lineup.”
And Pioli added that Walsh was fired in January 2003 for secretly taping conversations between themselves. Piloi said he discovered the discreet taping after “two other employees saw him doing it, and I checked after, and heard it on the tape myself.”
Of course, Walsh didn’t take kindly to the accusations. His lawyer Michael Levy remarked, “This is a predictable and pathetic effort to smear Mr. Walsh’s character rather than confront the truth about the Patriots’ conduct.”
Boy, this is getting good.