Well there you go. The NFL found that 11 of 12 of the New England Patriots game balls were inflated significantly less than the NFL requires, league sources involved and familiar with the investigation of Sunday’s AFC championship game told ESPN.
— Beer Man (@im_beer_man) January 21, 2015
The footballs were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch of air less than what’s required by NFL regulations during the Patriots 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, according to sources. Yet to be determined is what, if any, penalties may be imposed upon Patriots.
One source described the league as “disappointed … angry … distraught,” after spending considerable time on the findings earlier Tuesday. Part of the investigation that still needs further vetting is how the 11 footballs became underinflated.
11 of 12 balls under-inflated can anyone spell cheating!!! #Just Saying
— Jerry Rice (@JerryRice) January 21, 2015
Too many Pats fans: “Doesn’t matter. We would have won easily anyway.” You’re right. And you’re also missing the point.
Why do the Patriots keep things so low-key? — Sam CamarGOAT (@SamCamargo_) January 21, 2015
Ohhh. The Patriots deflated the balls. I mean, that’s obviously why the Colts lost by 38 fucking points. — Josh Haines (@_JoshHaines) January 21, 2015
The Patriots, although in the NE, would be in the SEC in CFB. That is the only place they could continue to cheat.
— MikesChinHair (@MikesChinHair6) January 21, 2015
Patriots solidify my theory of “once a cheater always a cheater”
— Tyler Main (@Tee_Mizz) January 21, 2015
11 of the 12 balls deflated. We all knew the Patriots are cheaters — Jonathan (@dubell_15) January 21, 2015
If punishment equaled the crime, the Patriots would have to use a medicine ball on offense in the Super Bowl.
— Michael Abromowitz (@FootballExpert) January 21, 2015
— Skywalker7 (@toot777) January 21, 2015
Ban Patriots from SuperBowl??? Probably not I wish though. Despise the Patriots. With that being said take their next two first round draft picks, and impose a $500K fine. Absolutely embarrassing for the NFL…
@BillSimmons your team always cheats, look in the mirror. We all hate Patriots and its not envy, its disgust. Now we just feel sorry for you
— HabteSabroso (@habte_sabroso) January 21, 2015
If only the Patriots deflated the footballs in the elevator, the investigation would still be ongoing for sure. — Pat O’Day (@PatODay) January 21, 2015
If they prove patriots of cheating i don't think Belichick n Brady should be one of the greats. Just my opinion
— J's on my feet (@YoungBoiiiiiiii) January 21, 2015
— ThroughMyIz (@throughmyIZ) January 21, 2015
— The Poet Taihair (@Taihair) January 21, 2015
— Billy Donuts (@MyOddIdeas) January 21, 2015