The New England Patriots are nary strangers to NFL rules violations and nan latest, this clip successful nan offseason, has costs nan squad 2 OTA practices.
For immoderate New England Patriots fans hoping to get a first study of what nan squad is looking for illustration this offseason from nan media astatine OTAs, you’re going to person to wait.
Thursday, May 25 was expected to beryllium nan first scheduled OTA believe unfastened to nan media. Instead, that believe was amazingly canceled connected Wednesday afternoon. It seemingly came retired of nowhere, but a fewer hours later, we recovered retired why it was canceled.
According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, nan Patriots were docked 2 OTA practices for a usurpation of offseason rules. Thursday’s believe is nan first they mislaid and location will beryllium different adjacent week that will nary longer beryllium taking place.
Filed to ESPN: The Patriots are losing 2 days of voluntary organized squad activities owed to a usurpation of offseason rules, per convention sources.
That explains nan team's announcement astir Thursday's believe being called off.
Another OTA adjacent week has besides been taken away.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) May 25, 2023
Fans deliberation Patriots are winning Super Bowl aft being punished for ‘cheating’
Perhaps nan 2 biggest cheating scandals successful NFL history some progressive nan New England Patriots pinch Spygate and Deflategate. Of course, aft Spygate came to ray successful September 2007, each nan Pats did was reel disconnected an undefeated regular play earlier falling to nan Giants successful nan Super Bowl. Then, successful 2015 erstwhile Deflategate’s taxable matter occurred successful nan AFC Championship game. Belichick and Co. went connected to triumph different Lombardi Trophy.
So pinch nan Patriots backmost to “cheating”, fans were speedy to joke (or possibly not truthful much) that Belichick and New England were decidedly backmost and going backmost to nan Super Bowl.
Oh LFG we are cheating again. Ring #7 connected nan way
— PRZ (@prztweets) May 25, 2023
Back to cheating? Finally. We winning it each this year! LFG
— DB (@TheDon2174) May 25, 2023
Lets goooo we're trying to triumph again
— Sean (@seankolo99) May 25, 2023
Perhaps nan funniest summation to nan speech was a consequence to nan mobility of what nan rules usurpation was, to which one quick-witted individual replied “Drafting a punter and kicker successful nan aforesaid draft.” That is, indeed, worthy of punishment.
Alas, we don’t cognize what norm nan Patriots really violated to person this punishment. And while nan jokes are great, nan truth of nan matter is that New England appears to person a ways to spell earlier they are really backmost successful nan Super Bowl conversation.