Bill Belichick allegedly had nothing to do with videotaping the Bengals' sideline, though he may still feel consequences if the NFL brings down the hammer on the Pats. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Nearly four months after the NFL launched its investigation into the New England Patriots’ videotaping scandal, the league’s probe is reportedly still ongoing, and it has requested cell phones and emails from Patriots personnel.

According to The Athletic’s Jay Glazer, the NFL’s investigation into the Patriots illegally recording the Cincinnati Bengals sideline remains ongoing. Investigators for the league requested cell phones and emails of the personnel involved, but it’s believed Bill Belichick had zero involvement.

The NFL refuted reports in early January that it was set to announce discipline for the Patriots. While the league initially hoped to conduct a quick and thorough investigation that didn’t drag deep into the offseason, the league remains without a timeline for a conclusion to its probe.

Stunning video footage captured how the Patriots employee recorded the Bengals’ sideline. The Patriots announced that the footage was being shot for their series “Do Your Job,” which highlighted the work of different employees in the organization.

The NFL was reportedly considering all of its options to discipline the Patriots, including a potential fine for the organization. As of now, though, it remains to be seen when the investigation will conclude and what the eventual discipline might be.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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