Updated: Sep 13, 2007, 10:43 PM

Vote: Was New England's punishment fair?



Did the Patriots get what they deserve?
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell came down hard on the Patriots for violating league rules by videotaping the New York Jets' defensive signals. A total of $750,000 in fines and the possible loss of a first round draft pick (second and third round picks if the Patriots do not make the playoffs) has sent a strong message to the rest of the league that such actions will not be tolerated.

Is the punishment too harsh? Or did the Patriots get off light? And what do you make of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first 11 months on the job in which he has dished out punishments for Pacman Jones (suspended for season for multiple off-field issues), Michael Vick (suspended indefinitely after pleading guilty to dogfighting charges) and Shawn Merriman (suspended four games for violating NFL substance abuse policy)?

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