Four years after New England's videotaping scandal rocked the NFL, it's hard to imagine that any team -- especially the Jets, against the Pats -- would so boldly record game action from the field, right?
Wrong. The Jets operated within the league guidelines in what NFL spokesman Greg Aiello labeled a "nonissue" Tuesday morning.
NFL Network's Albert Breer pointed to the league's 2011 policy on sideline media access, which clarifies that this type of recording is permitted:
"Club video crews and video crews from television stations that produce and telecast club-licensed programming (e.g. coaches' shows, team magazine-style shows, etc.) may also be permitted to have a camera on the sidelines to shoot footage for those club-licensed programs only.
"Home and visiting club-related sideline video personnel (those shooting for coaches' shows and team programming, scoreboard cameras, etc.) will wear lime-green vests."
Lime-green vest? Check.
Massive controversy averted? Check.