Patriots cheated? NFL finds 11 of 12 footballs underinflated during Colts game; Twitter explodes!

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.

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.  

Too many Pats fans: “Doesn’t matter. We would have won easily anyway.” You’re right. And you’re also missing the point.

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…

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