I guess Arlen Specter won't go away until Roger Goodell declares the Philadelphia Eages 2004 Superbowl Champs. This is not some politician looking for justice, this is simply a congressman from Pennsylvania upset about some conceived notion that the Patriots stole the superbowl from them. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Once again we all find ourselves asking the same question over and over again. Why? Why does congress feel like inserting themselves into a situation in sports. The NFL found the Patriots or rather Mr. Belichick, using video cameras in a way that was not permitted. The Patriots and Belichick were punished, end of story. There were no laws that were broken, no crimes committed, at least none that congress should be concerned with. The situation was handled by the commissioner.
Mr Specter doesn't have to agreed with the punishment, he only needs to except it and move on. Now comes more demands. Mr. Specter wants Goodell to publicly release all e-mails and letters sent to Matt Walsh. He doesn't believe the NFL really wants to talk to Walsh. So what! It's over let it go. Whatever the Patriots did wrong, as far back as perhaps, 2001, would be all encompassing into the "spygate" video taping, so it doesn't matter what Walsh has or doesn't have. If Belichick has been doing this since 2001, and some believe this to be true, then either he is very, very, good at it, or the NFL is very, very, stupid. Belichick wasn't trying to hide anything, as he did it right out in the open. I can't believe no one saw him taping things in 6 years.
This is why each sport has a commissioner. Their job entails keeping the integrity of the games intact. We all know there are "cheaters" in all sports, and probably always will be, you can't catch everyone. There were mistakes made in all sports, but Mr. Specter needs to get back to his business and let the sports industry police their own. I suspect that Congress has made decisions that not everyone agrees with, that's life. Maybe Congress should spend more energy on "health care", "High gas prices", "terrorism" and more important things that really affect Americans. I for one would welcome that.