In light of the recent comment made by Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh about “spygate” (one in which he quickly apologized for), Eric Mangini, on ESPN’s NFL Live, said that he regrets informing on the Patriots on that fateful day in 2007, and wishes he could take it back.
He knew about the taping practice from his days in New England and said he was merely looking for some kind of advantage in that season opener while head coach of the New York Jets.
"Never in a million years would I have wanted it to go this way. It's disappointing whenever it comes up”.
"It's regret, it's a disappointment, it's all of those things. Because I know what it took to win those Super Bowls and I have so much respect for the people that were involved there. I'm disappointed that this is what it's translated into."
"Never in a million years did I expect it to play out like this," Mangini said. "This is one of those situations where I didn't want them to do the things they were doing. I didn't think it was any kind of significant advantage, but I wasn't going to give them the convenience of doing it in our stadium, and I wanted to shut it down. But there was no intent to get the league involved. There was no intent to have the landslide that it has become."