Daboll Does Not Verify Walsh's Account Of Rams' Walk-Through Info
A former New England Patriots assistant coach did not verify the account given to the NFL this week by Matt Walsh about relaying information from the St. Louis Rams' walk-through before the Super Bowl in 2002.
The league has announced that members of its security department re-interviewed Brian Daboll, now a New York Jets assistant, on Wednesday. Daboll has "no recollection of a conversation with Matt Walsh about the Rams' walk-through practice," according to a written statement released by the NFL.
Walsh, a former video assistant for the Patriots, was interviewed Tuesday in New York by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and other league officials about the videotaping scandal involving the Patriots. Walsh said during the meeting that he did not tape the Rams' walk-through the day before they played the Patriots in the Super Bowl, as had been reported, but he witnessed it and passed along information about it to Daboll.
The league also announced that even if that conversation occurred, it would not be a violation of NFL rules. Walsh was performing his job duties and "did not conduct himself in a clandestine manner," the league's statement said.
Goodell said Tuesday he did not plan to impose further penalties on the Patriots.
By Mark Maske |
May 15, 2008; 7:51 PM ET
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