The NFL investigation determined that Steve Scarnecchia took the six-minute video of the walkthrough and presented it that day to McDaniels. The coach declined to view it.
But the NFL fined both the coach and team because the matter was not promptly reported, as required by the league.
“We certainly did not view or do anything with the footage, and he was made aware that it was something we didn’t condone in our organization,’’ McDaniels said yesterday. “I failed to follow through and report it to the proper individuals in our organization and with the league.’’
Scarnecchia and McDaniels previously worked for the Patriots, who were found to have violated league rules when they videotaped Jets coaches sending in signals during a game four years ago in a scandal dubbed Spygate.
Broncos chief operating officer Joe Ellis said the team was aware Scarnecchia had been involved in Spygate, but not the specifics, when hired.
“He knew full well coming in what was expected of him in terms of the type of behavior we expect out of him,’’ Ellis said.
Scarnecchia, the son of Patriots assistant head coach Dante Scarnecchia, was fired by the Broncos and notified by commissioner Roger Goodell that as a repeat violator of league rules regarding integrity, he faces a hearing to determine whether he would be banned from the NFL.
The league issued $750,000 in fines against the Patriots and coach Bill Belichick and stripped New England of a first-round draft pick for what were found to be repeated violations.
The current investigation concerned practices at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 30, the day before the 49ers’ 24-16 win over the Broncos. It was the only time the teams worked out on the same field in London.
The NFL determined that Broncos executives were made aware of the videotaping Nov. 8 and told the league about it four days later after an internal review. On Nov. 16, owner Pat Bowlen and Broncos executives met with league officials in New York.