Patriots Cheated!? ... AFC Championship Game
" A source within the NFL tells WTHR's Bob Kravitz that the league is investigating the possibility that the Patriots deflated footballs in their 45-7 win over the Colts Sunday night.
Kravitz was told that if a league investigation confirms deflated footballs, it would result in lost draft picks for the Patriots. "
Could result in "lost draft picks" ??
" The NFL is confirming a report of under-inflated footballs used in the AFC Championship Game.
ESPN NFL analystChrisMortensentweeted late Tuesdaythat the league found '11 of the Patriots footballs used in Sunday's AFC title game were under-inflated by 2 lbs each, per league sources.'
The story was broken byWTHR'scolumnist Bob Kravitz on Twitter hours after the Colts 45-7 loss to the New England Patriots in Foxboro.
A league source told Kravitz that officials took a ball out of play to investigate if it was properly inflated. The NFL confirmed the investigation the following morning."
** It turns out that in 2011, Tom Bradyadmitted during a radio interview that he likes using deflated footballs.
The subject came up when Brady was asked about an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that was given to tight end Rob Gronkowksi after Gronk spiked the ball following a touchdown against the Jets in 2011.
Due to the circumstances, the Patriots should not be allowed to play in the Super Bowl on Feb 1st against the Seahawks. With the Patriots have found guilty in the "SpyGate" case years ago, the NFL should pursue a more heavier punishment than loss in draft picks for the 2nd time offenders for cheating.
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