Smith reckons that Newlands was the only ball tampering incident that he knew of.
How convenient. The one time you're caught is the only time you were doing it.
All the way through the Ashes and earlier Australia were somehow achieving very early reverse swing. Not once since the ball tampering mess have they managed such early reverse again.
None of the bowlers took any heat. They just thought they were the best exponents of reverse swing history. Nobody else though it a bit weird that that ball was reversing writhing 25 overs. Yeah. Totally believable.
Everyone in the team knew about it.