I nearly forgot to mention another piece of news I saw about the Patriots a few days ago. It was buried among all the spygate reports, and has been lost by the media for the most part.
The Pats over the last 8 years have used players who were injured reserve in their practices. The rule is very clear that if you are suspended or on IR, you may *not* practice with the team. You may work out at the facility, but only if no other team members and coaches are not there.
This is another small example of how Bill Ass-munch "interpreted" the rules differently than 31 other coaches.
The guy should be banished from the game.