Just one slate of games into the 2018 NFL Preseason and the NFL already has a potential scandal on their hands.
The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Eagles 31-14 Thursday night during their preseason matchup, but may have done so using deflated footballs.
During #Eagles #steelers pre season game their was at least one Pittsburgh football found that was VERY deflated . The #NFL has the Football and is investigating. I saw the FB after incompletion and it was like a marshmallow. @SportsRadioWIP
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) August 10, 2018
UPDATE: Tom Brady has been suspended for the first 5 games of the regular season by Roger Goodell and the NFL as punishment for the Steelers wrong-doing despite having no obvious connection.
The league did tighten their game-ball procedures following the Deflategate debacle involving the Patriots in 2015, rigorously checking all balls prior to the game. Each of the balls used in the preseason game in question did register as legal despite the deflated ball being found during the 3rd quarter.