During an interview with Jim Rome, former New York Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer said that he would place an asterisk next to each of the three Super Bowl titles that the New England Patriots have won.
“I would,” said Toomer. “I would, definitely. Without question.”
“Tom Brady hasn’t won a Super Bowl since Spygate. If they don’t win another Super Bowl with Brady, with [coach Bill] Belichick, their three Super Bowls that they did win are going to be tainted. It’s going to be like Barry Bonds. You’re going to look at these three Super Bowls with an asterisk because of Spygate.”
Back in 2007 the NFL’s league office disciplined the Patriots and Belichick after being caught videotaping the hand signals of the Jets’ coaches during a game early in the season.
“If you know somebody’s defensive calls before you line up on the field, that’s as close to cheating as you can get in the NFL,” Toomer said. “If you know what their adjustments are, what their signals are, and you practice with those signals, that’s cheating. There’s no other way to slice it.”Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone