Cheating in Baseball

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Cheating is an act of dishonesty, whether if it is in school, business, sports, or even in a relationship. The National Football League, better yet known as the “NFL”, was on the cliff of falling from its great reputation back in 2007. The 2007 New England Patriots were caught in a controversy; widely know as the “spy gate” scandal. The scandal was an incident back in 2007 when the National Football League (NFL) punished the New England Patriots for tape recording their opponents, New York Jets, defensive coordinator coach calling plays with his hands during a game back in 9 September 2007 from their side of the field. Which is a rule by the NFL broken by the Patriots. After a long and stressful investigation of the New England Patriots, the result of the Patriots actions cause the commissioner of the league, Roger Goodell, to fine the Patriots head coach $500,000(the highest fine in NFL history) for his part on the scandal, and also fined the Patriots $250,000, and for the result of this, they also took away the team’s first round draft pick for the “2008 NFL Draft” which would have been the 31st overall pick in the draft. Later on during the end of the season, the rest of the leagues 30 teams heard about this conflict and were very angry that the New England Patriots had cheated them from winning games against them.
Later on during the investigation, the National Football League (NFL) forced the New England Patriots to hand over all of the game tapes and game notes relating to the opponents that they had played over the season. The Team later corresponded to the command of the National Football League, and the league reviewed the evidence and later destroyed them after they had gotten all the information that they need....

... middle of paper ... WR(wide receiver) Hines Ward, expressing that when the offense would audible to additional play the Patriots defenders would change to the new position beforehand the offensive players reached their new positions therefore without a doubt leaving no needed further explanation that the New England Patriots had indeed cheated.
Moral of the essay is that it doesn’t matter what you’re doing, whether if its in a relationship, class, sports, etc., or even a average person or even a professional athlete, if you are breaking the rules, you will get caught, and you will be tremendously punished for your consequences. Even though it is true that some rules are meant to be broken, but at the same time there are rules out there that are meant to be followed by at all times, and to be very careful when following. So be careful and follow the rules, or await you punishment.
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