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19. Spygate

For many of us we use sports as an escape from the real world. The real world can be complicated, crazy, scandalous and downright sad. However, sometimes sports can be that too. Professional athletes are rich, famous and have a ton of free time. So we scoured the internet to find some of the most scandalous, controversial, and most discussed sport stories of all time..

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The New Englad Patriots have been marred in scandal before. Recently in Deflating football.. Before Deflategate, however, there was Spygate.

In 2007, it was revealed that the New England Patriots had allegedly sent staff to videotape the signals of other teams’ coaches in dozens of games, stolen play sheets from locker rooms, and jammed other teams’ radio lines during games.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 while the Patriots were fined $250,000 and lost their first-round draft pick.

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Many NFL fans still hate on the Patriots until today and call the Patriots “cheaters” even going as far as tainting their 6 Super Bowl Championships in the Brady-Belichick era.

“Each video sequence would usually include three shots: the down and distance, the signal, and, as an in-house joke, a tight shot of a cheerleader’s top or skirt.”-Business Insider

 

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20. Deflategate

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