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Patriots 'Spygate' cameraman selling his Super Bowl ring

By Thomas Leone,

The former video coordinator for the NFL's New England Patriots is selling his Super Bowl XXXIX ring. This ring is special because it is the ring given to the cameraman of the famous 'Spygate' scandal in 2007 in which the Patriots were caught spying on and videotaping their opponents' private practices.

Matt Estrella is selling his ring from the 2004 Super Bowl victory on New Jersey's Goldin Auctions, according to the NY Daily News.

The ring, however, is not the same ring that the players and coaches got after the victory. It has faux diamonds and his isn't the same size or shape as the actual Super Bowl ring given out, according to ProFootballTalk. The current bid for the ring is $5,704.

The Patriots and Estrella made headlines in 2007 after they were caught videotaping the New York Jets practice. As a result, the NFL hit the Patriots and their coach, Bill Belichick, with large fines and the loss of two draft picks in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Image: Wikimedia Commons.

 

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