If, as some believe, someone forged the supposedly leaked Patriots scouting report for Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, neither the Patriots nor the NFL are saying so.
The league has no comment about the situation, and the Patriots for now have nothing to say.
Pats coach Bill Belichick said nothing when addressing the situation with reporters, expressing ignorance about the existence of the leaked scouting report and referring sardonically to “MyFace, YourFace, InstantFace.”
It’s fair to infer that, in the absence of a statement from Belichick or the team indicating that the scouting report is fake, the scouting report is legitimate. If so, the question become whether the team or the league will investigate how a team’s entire scouting report on a player the team didn’t select managed to make its way to the hands of the media.