The New England Patriots have suspended videographer David Mondillo, who is at the center of the controversy that occured at the Browns vs. Bengals game a couple of weeks ago. On Sunday, Mandillo issued the following statement via Ben Volin on Twitter:
“On December 8th I was doing what I have done for more than 18 years – working to produce high quality content that tells the unique, behind-the-scenes stories of people, players and the organization. It never occurred to me that my actions and the actions of my crew would be misconstrued,” he begins by saying. “I went to the restroom and when I came back, my cameraman was told to stop shooting by someone from the NFL and he was joined by two others from the Bengals organization and an additional NFL security person. We stopped shooting immediately when asked to do so and cooperated fully. We had a detailed exchange about who we were and why we were there and what they wanted us to do.”
Footage from the incident has been made available to the public at this link. The NFL’s investigation continues and it’s expected the Pats will receive some type of punishment for it.