Sen. Arlen Specter is nothing if not dogged, but you knew that already.
Specter issued a statement in light of the latest developments in the Matt Walsh/Spygate case. Walsh turned over eight tapes to the NFL on Thursday that were recorded from 2000 to 2003 (Note: The Eagles lost the Super Bowl to the Patriots in February 2005.)
Walsh is scheduled to meet with the NFL next Tuesday in New York and then is expected to travel to Washington to meet with Specter and his staff. Specter is seeking access to the tapes so he can prepare for the meeting with Walsh. The league wants to review them first before making the information available to Specter.
“I think it is very unfortunate that the NFL has already started its ‘nothing new’ spin before watching the tapes or finding out what Mr. Matt Walsh has to say," Specter said in a statement. "Let’s see where the evidence leads.”
The one new twist here seems to be, according to ESPN, that one of the tapes shows recorded offensive signals. Previously, the indications were that all the recording was of defensive signals.