The punishment includes a $ 1.1 million fine and a loss of 2021’s third round pick, the source said. In addition, patriot television sources are not allowed to shoot any games and senior club leaders will have to undergo training for league operations, according to the source.
The team said in a statement released in December that it acknowledged that the production crew “unknowingly violated a league policy by filming the pitch and the sidelines from the press room.”
In addition to the punishment issued, David Mondillo, a supervising producer of the Patriots’ internal production crew, was banned from all NFL facilities until further notice. He had previously been suspended from the team during the investigation and was subsequently fired.
Mondillo released a statement in December 2019 saying he was shooting a segment following a professional scout during his week to show the public what his job entails. In the statement, Mondillo said he had gone to the bathroom and returned to the sidelines to find out that his cameraman was told to stop shooting by someone from the NFL.
“We immediately stopped shooting when we were asked to do it and we collaborated fully. We had a detailed exchange of who we were and why we were there and what they wanted us to do. I gave the Sony SXS card to NFL security and we respected the their request, packaged and returned home, “said Mondillo. “I wasn’t going to provide footage for football, I didn’t provide footage and I was never asked to do it.”
CNN contacted the patriots for comment.