Unless you live on a deserted island, you probably have learned that the New England Patriots have been embroiled in controversy with respect to videotaping opposing team defensive signals. Specifically, the NFL fined Coach Bill Belichick $500,000, the Patriots were fined $250,000, and the Patriots must forfeit a first-round draft choice next year if the team reaches the playoffs (which is highly likely) or second and third-round selections if the team fails to make the playoffs. Is this the right result? Does the result hold up as a matter of law?

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