Yeah, because ESPN has covered itself in glory during the Deflategate scandal, why not rehash Spygate, the second dumbest 'controversy' in the history of American sports (OK, the Saints might have a case for second dumbest scandal, but it's close.).
CR, reading, watching or listening to ESPN will only make you dumber. It's like Fox News, it would be funny if it was a parody... but it's not. The funny thing is just how like Fox News they are, when Deadspin does a better job reporting than the actual 'journalists' then something is really wrong.
(as for the article, read the accusations, notice there all 'anonymous sources' and absolutely no proof provided and then ask yourself "why wouldn't a journalist ask some follow up question, such as: if you suspected the Patriots of stealing your play sheets from your empty locker room while your team was warming up before the game, why did you leave them out? Why didn't you leave someone in the locker room to catch the Patriots red handed? Questions like that, what a journalist is taught to ask).
an ESPN ombudsman last year complained that in the conflict of interest between its sports "partnerships" and real sports journalism, it's "impossible to state what ESPN as a company actually stands for". It's almost as if Bristol listened to this and decided to can the independent voices (Olbermann, Simmons, Cowherd) and focus solely on promoting their partnerships... they also decided they don't need an ombudsman...