BREAKING: Patriots Deflated 11 out of 12 Footballs in AFC Championship Game

By Alan Schechter

Well if you haven’t heard yet, the Jets biggest rival in the AFC East has been caught breaking the rules, yet again.

You all know the allegations that the Patriots were playing with deflated footballs on Sunday night when they faced the Colts in the AFC title game. It looks like there is some truth to it. Take a look at this tweet from Chris Mortensen:

NFL has found that 11 of the Patriots footballs used in Sunday’s AFC title game were under-inflated by 2 lbs each, per league sources.

— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 21, 2015

The Patriots are cooperating with the investigation, and the league has no comment as of the writing of this post.

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Again, I am in no way saying that this changed the outcome of the football game. Not at all, far from it. The problem is with the blatant disregard for the rules, consistently shown by the New England Patriots. They have a great team, there is no reason for them not to play by the rules, but they continue to do it.

We had “Spygate”, and now we have “Deflate Gate”. What’s next?

The NFL must come down hard here. Otherwise, why should the Patriots stop? If the league won’t punish them, they might as well take the slap on the wrist and keep going.