So, when is the other shoe going to drop in the latest “cheating” scandal involving the New England Patriots?

As you surely know by now, the Cincinnati Bengals reportedly were skeptical the Patriots had somebody taping their sidelines during Sunday’s game in Cleveland. The Patriots have since accepted responsibility and admitted there was a rules violation, but the team, including Bill Belichick, insist they didn’t do so knowingly, instead putting the blame on a member of the “Do Your Job” film crew.

Barring the release of new, relevant information, the next step is for the NFL to share its ruling. And, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, a decision could arrive “soon,” albeit under one condition.

Here’s what Rapoport said during an appearance Tuesday on WEEI’s “Dale & Keefe”:


Either way, this is the last thing the Patriots or their fans want to be dealing with.

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