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The Patriots Are Guilty in Deflate-gate
Deflate-gate. Some are saying it is such a stupid thing for the NFL to focus on because the Patriots would have won the game over the Colts, anyway. Maybe, but that is NOT the effing point. One can minimize and trivialize this, just as the NFL did with the spousal abuse by a player in the elevator.
The Patriot's coach claims he has never heard of this in all his years of football, really? The quarterback admitted that he does like a less inflated football because he can grip it better, yet, has no idea this had occurred during the game, really? Now, the owner of the Patriots wants an apology for cheating. How much more lunacy will this infraction cause? The NFL has found under inflated footballs from the game, yet the mystery is how that happened within a few hours. Cold temps would not cause this. A new report states a ball handler took the footballs into a restroom and within 90 seconds deflated under 12.5 psi. This was attempted by MSNBC and the person could only deflate 8 of the 12 balls. But a trained ball handler might be able to do all or maybe there were two deflating- that would explain this! Another question was why did not the referees notice this when they handled the balls?
Dear NFL, of course the deflation of 11 footballs used in some of the football game was deliberate! Who would gain such a benefit? Who might have a motive to do it? What team has been busted for breaking NFL rules before? The Patriots.
It is possible the ball handler did this on his own accord, knowing how the QB likes his footballs, knowing how important this game was to get to the Super Bowl. While this might the case, nobody on the team, especially the QB, did the right thing and make sure they were inflated to the minimum pressure. Why? The QB was cheating, getting a better grip to throw the football that a receiver could catch more effectively. It is a morality issue and it sends a bad message.