During Sunday’s NFL games, fans were left at the edge of their seats as they watched a close game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with the Falcons ultimately winning 27-21.
But now there are accusations the Falcons cheated, and they purposely sabotaged the radio headsets between QB Josh Freeman and the Bucs coaching staff. Late in the 4th quarter, the Buccaneers had a chance to take the lead where they were in touchdown position at the fourth yard line. At 3rd and three, Freeman lost communication on his radio headset and did not know which play the coaches wanted him to call. Freeman was forced to call a timeout and failed to score a touchdown on 4th down.
Now Bucs writer Rick Stroud is reporting that Tampa Bay suspects foul play. Stroud tweeted: “Bucs coach Raheem Morris says the coach to QB radio ‘mysteriously,’ went off in ATL after one play near the goal line, forcing a timeout.” I don’t doubt the truth of his allegation based on what we saw.”
Back in 2007, the New England Patriots were caught video taping New York Jets practices in what was dubbed Spygate. During the NFL’s investigation, there were also allegations the Patriots tampered with the visiting opponents’ headsets to cut off communication. The headsets are controlled by the home team and seems plausible but shady.
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