NFL Names PA’s Miller As Security Chief; Team Cheating An Issue


The National Football League is giving Jeffrey Miller, leader of the Pennsylvania State Police, the dream job of every cop who loves to Sunday-afternoon quarterback: He will become the league’s director of strategic security, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Starting next month, Miller will police fan behavior, stadium security, even cheating by teams. Think of the New England Patriots’ signal-stealing scandal.

Miller, 45, is a Harrisburg native best known for his handling of the 2006 Amish schoolhouse shooting. The new job is related to the scandal that unfolded after the Patriots taped the New York Jets’ defensive signals during the opening game last season. Patriots coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000, and the team was fined $250,000 and forfeited a first-round draft pick. “I think it’s safe to say that the league is obviously sensitive to any issue which could affect the integrity of the product that they put out on the field,” Miller said. “Obviously, I wasn’t in the room when they worked this all out, but it is a new security director position, and it’s going to cross over a number of different areas.”


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