The NFL says it's not likely to consider paying for videos that could be used as evidence in investigations into players' personal conduct.
The league came under heavy scrutiny after TMZ Sports first acquired and distributed video of former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt pushing and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February.
Hunt was only disciplined - and later released by the Chiefs - after the video was made public by TMZ at the end of November.
NFL executive and special counsel for conduct B. Todd Jones said Wednesday "it's not likely at all" that the league will buy evidence videos or pay for other types of information, as it would open a Pandora's box, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Jones added that the league's investigative powers are limited in regards to obtaining material such as the Hunt video.
"There is information we can't get when we need it. But when we get it, we act on it," he said.