No spying. In his first televised interview about the spying incident, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told NBC last night that he reserved the right to expand the punishment if he learned additional or different information.
Goodell also said he believed New England owner Robert Kraft, who told the commissioner he was not aware of any wrongdoing.
League spokesman Greg Aiello said new memos on videotaping and electronic surveillance of signals have gone out to all 32 teams, reminding them of bans on spying.
Cameras are rolling. Terrell Owens' short side trip into cinematography cost the Dallas Cowboys 15 yards yesterday. Not that it mattered a whole lot in the 'Boys' 37-20 rout of Miami.
Tony Romo had put Dallas ahead by 30-13 with four minutes left by throwing a 34-yard TD pass on fourth down to T.O., who celebrated by leaning against the goalpost and holding the ball to his face as if filming with it.
Owens was penalized 15 yards for "using the goalpost as a prop."
"It was all in good fun," T.O. said. "I hope they don't give me a hefty fine like they gave Belichick."
History lesson. Cincinnati's Carson Palmer threw six TD passes and Cleveland's Derek Anderson threw five as the Browns outlasted the Bengals, 51-45.
It was just the third time in NFL history that QBs each threw five TD passes in the same game. Oakland's Tom Flores (six) and Houston's George Blanda (five) did it on Dec. 22, 1963, in the Dark Ages of the AFL. Billy Kilmer of New Orleans (six) and Charley Johnson of St. Louis (six) did it on Nov. 5, 1969.
- Compiled by Don McKee