Even though the NFL has closed the videotape scandal in Denver, news continues to come out.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Denver apologized extensively to San Francisco for the scandal in which video director Steve Scarnecchia videotaped a 49ers’ walk-through practice the day before San Francisco’s win over Denver on Oct.31 in London. Scarnecchia was fired and the team and Denver coach Josh McDaniels were each fined $50,000 by the league. The league’s investigation concluded that Scarnecchia acted alone and that McDaniels didn’t watch the film. But McDaniels was fined because he didn’t report the incident.
Fox’s Jay Glazer reported that McDaniels told his coaches of the incident Friday and explained how it was different from New England’s “Spygate” scandal in 2007. McDaniels was part of that staff.
Even though the case is closed, I wouldn’t be surprised if more details of the incident continue to filter out.
Meanwhile, Schefter reports San Diego tight end Antonio Gates is still dealing with a foot injury that kept him out of the past two games. He is expected to be a game-time decision Sunday night at Indianapolis.
Schefter reports that two teams are in contact with the agent of former Giants receiver Plaxico Burress, who is in a New York prison. He is hoping to be in training camp next year. OK, let all the Burress-to-Oakland rumors start again. He’s been rumored to be going to Oakland for a long while so this won’t stop the talk.
The Raiders have several young receivers and will likely add to the position the next in the offseason so I’m not sure that’s a perfect fit.