REPORT: NFL Lied Multiple Times About How Deflated The Patriots’ Balls Were

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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It was fun while it lasted.

As the Deflate-Gate case against the New England Patriots continues to fall apart, multiple “anonymous leaks” have come forward to clear the Pats’ name, and the most recent source might officially end the conversation for good.

Earlier in the week, an anonymous leak claimed that the NFL lied when it originally reported 11 of the 12 Patriots’ balls were under-inflated by 2 pounds per square inch. The leak claimed that in reality, the balls were found to be between 1-2 pounds below the league limit for PSI. (RELATED: Why Did An NFL Executive Lie About How Deflated The Pats’ Balls Really Were?)

While this wasn’t concrete proof of the Patriots’ innocence, it at least lent some credibility to the argument that the weather was responsible for the deflated balls, still Business Insider claims this isn’t the whole story. Apparently, the Patriots’ balls weren’t anywhere close to the levels originally reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

“As far as the 11 footballs that I am told were below the 12.5 PSI, one was about two pounds under,” [Ian Rapoport] said on NFL Network. “Several were about a pound under, and several more were just a tick below 12.5 PSI.”

The truth always win out.

I love how this latest anonymous leak comes out only hours before the Super Bowl. The Deflate-Gate instigators must have realized their cyber bullying can’t keep New England from winning. They probably thought that by dropping a guilty confession just before kickoff, it would get lost in the pending wave of Pats-mania that typically accompanies Brady bringing home a title. (RELATED: Angry Tom Brady Is A Very, Very Bad Thing For Seattle)

Well, I’ve got news for all you Pats-haters out there.

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