After John Harbaugh made his comments today on the Patriots, saying their records and Super Bowl are tainted, former New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini stepped in on the discussion, saying that he regrets turning in New England for the "Spygate" scandal.
"If there is a decision I could take back it's easily that decision," Mangini told USA Today. "Never in a million years would I have wanted it to go this way. It's disappointing whenever it comes up.
"It's regret, it's disappointment, it's all of those things. Because I know what it took to win those Super Bowls and I have so much respect for the people that were involved there. I'm disappointed that this is what it's translated into."
Mangini says that he doesn't think the Spygate played a role in the team's Super Bowl victories. Mangini says he told the NFL to only stop doing these actions on New York.
"Never in a million years did I expect it to play out like this," Mangini said. "This is one of those situations where I didn't want them to do the things they were doing. I didn't think it was any kind of significant advantage, but I wasn't going to give them the convenience of doing it in our stadium, and I wanted to shut it down. But there was no intent to get the league involved. There was no intent to have the landslide that it has become."
Don't know why he regrets telling on the right thing. No matter what happens, what did the Pats did was still wrong.
Perhaps he's trying to get a job in New England again?
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