The Patriots are accused of cheating by videotaping the defensive signals of their opponents. Concerned, NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell asks the Patriots to turn over any implicating tapes. The Patriots do, Goodell reviews them and then destroys the tapes.
Then - THEN! - after meeting with Senator Arlen Specter, Goodell comes out and tells us that the tapes showed that the Patriots have been taping other teams since 2000. The tapes that he destroyed! But they weren't that important. We'll have to take his word for it, I guess. In an amazing coincidence, the Patriots have won three Super Bowls since 2000.
So, Roger, you want to cover up New England's cheating so their titles aren't tarnished. Fine. Cover ups and conspiracies can be a lot of fun. Just ask the Republicans.
But you don't come out and willingly tell us what the evidence showed! That's not how you orchestrate a cover up!
Just a little tip.