The NFL today confirmed that they have cleared the New England Patriots of any wrongdoing in relation to recent reports from ex-players that Bill Belichick's team had made erroneous claims on injury reports in the past.
Claims by both Aqib Talib and Brandon Spikes, who both left the franchise this offseason, suggested that the Patriots lied on medical reports last season - listing both players as out with injuries that had never occurred.
Talib revealed that the Patriots had listed a hip-injury when the Broncos man had been out with a quad issue, whilst Spikes admitted the Patriots had their own way of handling things.
But, as reported by Yahoo Sports!, the league hasn't seen fit to punish the Patriots after investigating the claims:
"It was determined that the Patriots complied with the injury report procedures regarding both players," said NFL spokesman Greg Aiello.
The Patriots have come close to the borders of legal and illegal NFL practices in the recent past, but it seems that haven't broken any rules this time.