The NFL has chimed in on the report that the Jets requested a sweep for bugs of their locker room at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.
Says league spokesman Brian McCarthy: “No such request was made by the Jets.”
That meshes with information PFT previously received from a source with knowledge of the situation. However, PFT has learned that a sweep did in fact occur, regardless of whether the Jets asked for it.
The statement from the league doesn’t address whether the sweep happened. Which means that it may have happened, but that the Jets didn’t request it.
McCarthy has added more via Twitter, which can be regarded at least as confirmation that a sweep may have happened: “We have for years conducted regular & random checks. We do not get into details of specific games.”
In other words, we’re not saying whether it did or didn’t happen, but these are things we do from time to time.