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Breaking News: Belichick Fined; Patriots Will Lose Picks

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Just heard on Sirius NFL Radio that as punishment for the "spying scandal", Bill Belichick himself will be fined $500,000 and the New England Patriots will be fined $250,000. Also, if the Patriots make the playoffs in the 2007 season, they will lose their 1st round pick in the 2008 draft. If they do not make the playoffs, they will lose their 2nd round pick and their 3rd round pick.

Wow. That is a harsh penalty. The commissioner isn't kidding around. For those of you who thought this story was going to blow over...it didn't.