In 2007, Jets fans will never forget the infamous "Spygate" scandal involving New York's season opener against the Patriots. But new details have surfaced regarding the moments that led to the accusation in the first place.
ESPN's Ian O'Connor has a new book coming out entitled "Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time," and in its bindings is the coach's journey to where he is now with all the struggles and controversies in between. One of the biggest was obviously Spygate, and O'Connor revealed what occurred when a Patriots staffer had his camera confiscated for filming the Jets' coaches from the sideline.
FBI Agent Bob Bukowski and Meadowlands security officials Jim Crann and Pat Aramini -- who also worked as New Jersey state troopers -- were in the middle of a debate between Patriots security chief Mark Briggs and two Jets officials over the camera. Briggs wanted the camera back, but the Jets weren't giving it up.
Crann said "cross allegations" were flying around from both sides, but Bukowski ultimately knew why the debate was happening in the first place.
"They knew what was on it, and they wanted it back," Bukowski said about the Patriots. "They were trying any reason, but there was no way."
This led to the initial investigation by the NFL, and commissioner Roger Goodell eventually deemed it a violation of rules. He fined Belichick the maximum $500,000 penalty, the Patriots organization $250,000, and took away their 2008 first-round pick in the NFL Draft.
More about Belichick, including his bolt from the Jets to Patriots after the 1999 season, can be found in O'Connor's tell-all book.