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The Jets Have their Own SpyGate Now?

The Jets Have their Own SpyGate Now?

The Jets are now being questioned on if they broke an NFL Rule by having a camera man on the sideline.  I know, teams want to hit the team that is down (us) and for good reason.  We were the team to rat out the Patriots for ‘Spy-Gate’ years back.

The image, appearing on the screen for only an instant at the start of the second quarter over the shoulder of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, seems to reflect a clear violation of league rules.

Specifically, the NFL Game Operations Manual states that “no video recording devices of any kind are permitted to be in use in the coaches’ booth, on the field, or in the locker room during the game,” and that “all video shooting locations must be enclosed on all sides with a roof overhead.” - More

So I don’t see anything over his head.  Should be interesting to see if the Jets get slapped for this one.

The Jets claim this is allowed:

TheJetsStream Jets on cameraman on sideline: “The cameraman in the picture works for Jets TV+shoots footage for our tm programming.” Allowed per NFL rules 10/11/11 9:50 AM
TheJetsStream Jets say they complied with NFL rules RT @ProFootballTalk: Image of Jets employee with sideline camera creates stir http://t.co/iAupSFqq 10/11/11 9:48 AM
TheJetsStream NFL rules allow “club video crews + video crews from TV stations that produce + telecast club-licensed programing” to “be permitted to…” 10/11/11 9:52 AM
TheJetsStream (Cont) “… have a camera on the sidelines to shoot footage for those club-licensed programs only.” #nyj 10/11/11 9:53 AM
TheJetsStream Home and visiting-team video personnel are identified by lime-green vests. In the league rules. #nyj 10/11/11 9:55 AM

SpyGate II? Nah.

  • http://twitter.com/ukjets UK Jets

    Bit of a misleading headline, isn’t it? Anyone would think you’re trying to spark discussion! If it’s in the rules, it’s not an issue.

    • http://www.jetstwit.com/ Erik Manassy

      Yes, I’m trying to spark discussion, but how is it misleading?  People are questing if this is a spy gate, AND I put a ? in the title.  How is this misleading?

      • http://twitter.com/ukjets UK Jets

        How can people still be questioning it when the issue is resolved? I think that headline would have been 100% fine before the Jets cleared the issue up, but nobody will think it’s a violation now, will they?

        • http://www.jetstwit.com/ Erik Manassy

          I think you are picking the hair off the egg here.

          • http://twitter.com/ukjets UK Jets

            Probably.

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