NFL Investigation: New England Patriots May Have Cheated Against Colts
The NFL is investigating the possibility that the New England Patriots purposely deflated footballs during Sunday night’s playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts.
A source within the NFL tells wthr.com‘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.
The source told Kravitz that officials took a ball out of play at one point and weighed it.
New York Newsday’s Bob Glauber tweeted around 7 a.m. Monday that NFL Spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the WTHR exclusive that the NFL is looking into whether footballs were properly inflated during the Colts-Patriots game.
A deflated football could potentially be easier to throw and catch or more difficult, depending on how deflated it is.
Kravitz was told that if a league investigation confirms deflated footballs, it would result in lost draft picks for the Patriots.
— Bob Glauber (@BobGlauber) January 19, 2015
It’s not the first time the Patriots were caught cheating. A New England Patriots employee reportedly secretly videotaped the St. Louis Rams’ pregame walk-through the day before Super Bowl XXXVI, the Boston Herald reported Saturday.