The New England Patriots are under investigation yet again by the NFL, this time it might not be as severe, it might not have had as much of an impact as the Spy Gate [especially since the score was 45-7] but nonetheless the New England Patriots impressive victory is under controversy about another silly decision, allegedly.
Shortly after the AFC Championship Game went final, WTHR TV’s Bob Kravitz first reported the NFL are investigating the New England Patriots for allegedly deflating footballs. Now many people might ask, “so what?” – but there is an actual advantage of a deflated football, it offers a better grip and easier to catch. With the weather at what it was in Foxboro, it could have been an advantage in some people’s eyes.
Kravitz also reported that the Patriots are at risk of losing draft picks if they are found guilty of the accusations and also could face a fine. NBC’s Mike Florio reported earlier that several balls were removed from play for being under inflated.
Tom Brady reacted to the allegations during an appearance on WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan Show saying, “I think I’ve heard it all [now]. Oh, God. It’s ridiculous.. that’s the last of my worries. I don’t even respond to stuff like this.”