Belichick lashes out on latest headset cheating accusations

By The Associated Press 

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) _ New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says “it’s just not right” that his team is repeatedly being accused of cheating.

The coach lashed out on Friday against accusations that the Patriots tampered with the Pittsburgh coaching communications during Thursday night’s 28-21 victory over the Steelers.        

Belichick said in a conference call with reporters that his teams have worked hard to win a lot of games, including four Super Bowls. And he thinks it’s a “sad commentary and it’s gone to a pretty low level” that people are wondering if they won them fairly.

Belichick and the team were fined $750,000 and docked a first-round draft pick for illegally videotaping coaching signals in the scandal that came to be known as “Spygate.” Then the team was fined $1 million and docked two draft picks in the latest cheating investigation, this one into whether the Patriots illegally deflated footballs in the AFC title game.

(C) The Associated Press