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The New England Patriots reportedly have disciplined the videographer responsible for filming the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during their Week 14 game in Cleveland.

Dave Mondillo, a longtime employee of Kraft Sports Productions, was suspended by the organization last week according to Ben Volin of The Boston Globe.

NESN's Doug Kyed reports Patriots president Jonathan Kraft had a closed-door meeting at the TV production office Monday, and the videographer hasn't returned since then.

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Video footage of the sideline taping, along with audio of the conversation between the Patriots video crew and Bengals security, aired on FOX Sports prior to Sunday's Pats-Bengals matchup. The Patriots have maintained that the team has nothing to do with the production crew, though they've admitted the videographers unknowingly violated NFL rules by filming the sideline.

In its official statement, New England claims the filming was for a segment of Patriots.com's "Do Your Job" series.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday there is no set timetable for when the investigation will be concluded, but the Patriots' history of illegal videotaping will be considered.

 

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