With league meetings Wednesday, the subject of the New England Patriots taping the Cincinnati Bengals sideline was bound to come up with some big names.
One of those, commissioner Roger Goodell, took a bevy of questions on the topic and largely revealed the NFL’s investigation doesn’t have a set timeframe, nor does it sound like a decision will come down soon.
Here’s one portion of the statement from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport: “It’s under review. We’re going to be thorough and take our time.”
Events in the Patriots’ history like Spygate are something the NFL admits will play a role:
Notably, reporters also managed to get a comment out of the usually-elusive midseason Mike Brown:
There isn’t much there, which was much the same for Bengals coach Zac Taylor as he tries to get his guys ready to face the Patriots over the weekend.
Written another way, don’t expect a ruling from the NFL’s investigation before the game and expect less from a Bengals team just trying to win its second game of the season.