INDIANAPOLIS -- It has been several months since the Patriots' videotaping incident during the Bengals-Browns game the week before the Bengals hosted the Patriots.
Members of the Patriots video production team illegally shot the Bengals' sideline and field, but it was for a "Do Your Job" feature on an advanced scout and the team maintains it did not involve the football department in any way.
According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, the NFL is getting closer to wrapping up its investigation. NFL security conducted its final interview with a Patriots employee last week and then following a written report, it will be passed up the food chain until it lands on Roger Goodell's desk, who will determine what the penalty will be.
“Our responsibility is to make sure we’re being extremely thorough," Goodell said at the Super Bowl.
The NFL declined comment to WEEI.com on the current status of the investigation.
It is expected the Patriots will be fined and potentially lose a draft pick not because of what they did, but because of their history with such matters.