I personally believe that SPY GATE was not such a big deal. If its illegal, okay than the punishment was handed and the act has stopped. Yet they still went to the Bowl 2 times since.
I just believe that Spying like that should not be illegal. It should be in the responsibility of a pro franchise to "cover your own sheet of paper in a test". Meaning do not allow such easy access into or around your facilities. Your a billion dollar organization in AMERICAN FOOTBALL. Its war. Sure it may not be the MOST noble thing to do, but in war you find ways to get an advantage. And if all you have to do is pay a guy to go over to training camps and take footage, then so be it. I cant believe teams have such easy access into their camps or practices.
But o well, either way. Its about winning the game. And they won 3. I dont see it being tainted, I am sure the pats are not the only teams to have done this.
One thing I do find past the boundaries of legal and illegal is what the Saints were claimed to do. Bugging the opponents rooms. All rooms that are for your opponents stay should be clean and without contact from the home team. Only because thats really not fair, other teams have to use the locker rooms and the coaches rooms for the game and to put microphone and cameras into it is sleezy and should be illegal.
Bounty is another thing thats immoral. Football like most contact sports is already a physical game. The point of the game is to stop the ball from moving the chains. It should be and does not need help with players going after another player. Intent to injure should be taken seriously.
So thats how I feel, in conclusion. I think the championships are not tainted, and pretty impressive to see them stop that act and still make it to two finals