American Football



Spies on the Sidelines

The High-Stakes World of NFL Espionage

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After the NFL’s Spygate controversy, involving the New England Patriots illicitly recording the defensive signals of the New York Jets in 2007, NFL fans and pundits alike struggled to answer a lingering question: Were the Patriots the only team spying on their opponents or was espionage a commonplace activity in the NFL?


Everyone had an opinion, but few could offer more than a gut feeling to back up their claims and for good reason. Spying is, after all, a secretive business, and teams are reluctant to share means and methods, particularly those that violate league rules or that are essential to helping them win. Compound this with the NFL’s attempts to cover up scandals and the absence of literature on the subject and it was no wonder all everyone could do was guess.

Well, that was before. Spies on the Sidelines shines a light on the shadowy world of NFL espionage and exposes the full range of collection techniques teams use to spy on their opponents, as well as the defensive countermeasures that are used to defend against these threats.



Kevin Bryant is an Army veteran with over twenty years of experience safeguarding and gathering information for the Department of Defense, including thirteen years as a Special Agent during which he conducted national security investigations and instructed federal agents in training.


Kevin graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) with a B.A. in History, and graduated with top honors from American Military University with an M.A. in Intelligence Studies and an M.S. in Sports Management.


During his senior year of high school he was selected onto the East-West Ambassadors National Select soccer team, composed of elite high school players from across the United States, and in college he played NCAA soccer for UCSC.

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