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AP: Patriots fined $1.1M, lose pick for filming Bengals sideline during game in Cleveland last season

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Posted at 9:23 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 21:27:07-04

The New England Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals' sideline during a game last season, the Associated Press reports.

On Sunday, the league also took away a third-round pick in the 2021 draft.

Also, the team's production crew will not be allowed to shoot any games in the 2020 season, according to the AP's report.

WCPO 9 Sports reached out to the Cincinnati Bengals late Sunday, but team officials had no comment.

In December, the NFL began investigating why the video crew was shooting from the press box toward the Bengals sideline in Cleveland after receiving a complaint from the Bengals.

MORE: Bengals are said to be ‘livid’ over Patriots’ illegal videotaping

Simmi Buttar with the Associated Press contributed to this report.