“The Patriots did break league rules by spying, but is that always translated to be an unethical act?”

The case of New England Patriots Head Football Coach Bill Belichick, who was accused of “spying” on opponents, has aroused the interest and the ire of many National Football League fans. The specific case, Mayer v. Belichick, is cited in our text on pages 69-75 as “Case 2-6.”
Review the case and respond to Question 3 – “Do you consider the actions of the Patriots team and their coaching staff unethical? Or was it merely gamesmanship at its highest level? Do you think their actions could constitute criminal conduct?”– and to Question 4 – “The Patriots did break league rules by spying, but is that always translated to be an unethical act?”
Make certain that in this threaded discussion you support your positions with citations from the text or other sources and provide a listing of the sources you have used.

References:

Thornton, P.K., Champion, W.T., & Ruddell, L.S. (2012). Sports ethics for sports management professionals. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.