David Mondillo, the Kraft Sports and Entertainment videographer responsible for videotaping the sideline, has been banned from National Football League facilities until further notice. The Patriots' explanation was that a video crew hired by the organization mistakenly "inappropriately filmed the field from the press box" for a "Do Your Job" video series on an advance scout to publish on the team website. Prior to the league's discipline, Mondillo was terminated by the Patriots.
"The sole objective of the filming was to provide an illustration of an advance scout at work on the road, " the team said at the time. The NFL confiscated the footage for the purposes of its investigation. The league fined the Patriots $250,000, confiscated a first-round draft pick in 2007 NFL draft and Belichick was fined $500,000.
The Bengals played the Browns Dec. 8 in Cleveland, before hosting the Patriots the next week on December 15. Shortly after the incident, the Patriots declared that head coach Bill Belichick had zero involvement with the spying.
CAF postpones 2021 AFCON by a year over Covid-19
There was a boost for the women's game however with the launch of a new Women's Champions League for Africa in 2021. There will be a single semifinal stage and then the final, likely in September, said the CAF president.