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Matt Walsh's lawyer asks NFL to protect his client on Spygate tapes

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Associated Press - February 15, 2008 6:53 PM ET

NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh says his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the team if the NFL guarantees Walsh protection from lawsuits or other legal action.

Attorney Michael Levy says thus far, the NFL's initial proposals are not sufficient protection for Walsh.

Walsh is said to have taped the St. Louis Rams' walkthrough practice the day before they played the Patriots in the 2002 Super Bowl. The Patriots won 20-17.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said he's offered Walsh a deal whereby "he has to tell the truth and he has to return anything he took improperly" in return for indemnity.

League spokesman Greg Aiello (eye-EHL'-oh) says, "no one wants to talk to Matt Walsh more than we do. But his demand to be released from all responsibility even if his comments are not truthful is unprecedented and unreasonable."

Walsh is now a golf pro in Maui. He did video work for the Patriots when they won the first of their three Super Bowl after the 2001 season.

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