NFL: “No formal complaint” filed by Giants over Steelers footballs

The NFL is trying to pull the plug on DeflateGate II before the hash tag is applied to it.

In response to the report from Jay Glazer of FOX that the Giants complained about a pair of Pittsburgh footballs being under 12.5 PSI during last Sunday’s game between the two teams, the NFL has issued a statement that actually doesn’t state much of anything.

“The official game ball procedures were followed and there were no chain of command issues,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said on Twitter. “All footballs were in compliance and no formal complaint was filed by the Giants with our office.”

Of course, the absence of a “formal complaint” doesn’t mean there was no complaint. Glazer reports there was a complaint, and that the Giants are still waiting to hear from the league.

That said, it’s unclear what the Giants really expect. By not raising the issue during the game, the Giants prevented the NFL from catching the Steelers in the act. Surely, the league won’t impose discipline based on measurements made by the Giants of two footballs in the second half of Sunday’s game, especially if those measurements fall within what the Ideal Gas Law would have predicted.

Then again. . . .

43 responses to “NFL: “No formal complaint” filed by Giants over Steelers footballs

  1. Wait a minute …… the Giants tested two Steeler’s footballs during the game, and now the league is saying that the Giants didn’t bring this to the attention of the league during the game????

    That’s hard to believe.

    And the league is saying “Nothing to see here folks, move along”, after they brought the wrath of a $5 million investigation by Ted Wells, and round after round of court appeals, on the Patriots????

    If you fans around the country don’t see the double standard against the Patriots NOW, you’ve got your heads buried deep.

  2. sonhoodoo says:
    Dec 11, 2016 1:41 PM
    The Giants aren’t supposed to be taking measurements. However, Mara gets away with things.

    Evidently he gets away some of the same things Irsay does

  3. Wow, the NFL quickly addresses this issue, yet never bothered to correct the erroneous PSI levels! Or say who leaked the erroneous levels!
    Fire Goodell!

  4. Patriots fans arent complaining they just want a fair punishment and the same rules to apply to everyone. Just because you dont like New England doesnt mean they should be the only ones to be punished by Goodells phony rules. I dont think Pittsburgh did anything wrong but there is a precedent for this exact scenario of what is an equipment violation and the punishment (fair or not) is steep. The NFL is going to try to sweep this away and I hope the Giants keep fighting it.

  5. Kinda ironic with the Patriots they ran a 2 inch red alert on the screen for two weeks a day after and this gets cleared with 48 hours……then Mortenson runs a retraction story at 3am while the worlds asleep………

  6. doctorrustbelt says:
    Dec 11, 2016 1:45 PM

    Another thread featuring whiny, misty-eyed patriots fans.


    Another thread featuring whiny, misty-eyed 10-2, Number 1 AFC seeded patriots fans.
    There. That looks better.

  7. doctorrustbelt says:
    Dec 11, 2016 1:45 PM
    Another thread featuring whiny, misty-eyed Patriots fans.

    This from a guy who decried low psi as evidence of one of the heinous and despicable crimes ever committed on framegate after framegate thread. Hypocrisy s never a good look.

  8. In the interest of fairness and honesty, you would think the league would have to pursue this and then provide a better, more clear report of what happened, even if it was nothing. But, only if they truly do care about fairness and honesty.

  9. If Steelers did something they’ll take the punishment and not deny if it looks bad

    On the other hand gauging a ball on side lines is against protocols

    Mara and Rooneys are related by marriage in families

    Maybe the issue is short stack Glazer who needs some ratings

  10. Here’s a novel idea – have the officials keep all the game balls, including the kicking balls. You play with the ball the ref puts in play. Use baseball as the model if you’re too dumb to understand. That would put an end to this nonsense, once and for all.

  11. Panthers and Vikings seen tampering with balls in clear view on national TV, warning letter.

    Aaron Rodgers admits instructing his ball handlers to over inflate Packers balls in hopes of getting them by the refs, which he wouldn’t have continued doing if he didn’t get them through at least some of the time, not a peep from the league.

    No PSI data from last season ever seeing the light of day.

    Steelers not punished in any way for balls under 12.5 psi.

    Pats and Brady hammered even though league admitted in court it had no evidence the team or Brady tampered with balls.

    What statement doesn’t fit with the others above ?

    Roger Goodell’s National Integrity League. Where corruption runs deep and double standards abound.

  12. Oh no not again.

    Also, the Giants lost last because the Giants stunk. PSI levels cannot fix that level of offensive torpor.

  13. Steelers******

    I always wanted to write that. I know, I know – nothing has been proven yet, but that never stopped anyone from bashing the pats.

  14. “The official game ball procedures were followed and there were no chain of command issues,”

    Then how were the Giants able to measure the air pressure?

  15. Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
    Stormtrooper: These aren’t the droids we’re looking for.
    Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: He can go about his business.
    Stormtrooper: You can go about your business.
    Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: Move along.
    Stormtrooper: Move along… move along.

  16. Seems to me the Giants only need to make a formal complaint. I hope to god they do because I’d love to see how Goodell would handle that. As it stands he has an out but with a formal complaint one would have to believe a legitimate investigation would occur. Hahahahaha, OMG, I almost made it thru this without laughing my butt off. Goodell is a joke and who’s kidding who. This will be treated like it had been forever until someone came up with the idea to frame Brady and the Pats. Ignored.

  17. Evidence of what really happens to pigskin when the temperature drop would have to be introduced into any hearing. And we all know Goodell can never let that happen.

  18. This is only a mystery in the minds of fools.

    It was a Steelers fan that posted a video January 31, 2015 that shows footballs losing PSI when put into a refrigerator.

    I’m sure when the NFL took PSI measurements during games played during the 2015 season they found the same thing. Which is why the NFL is keeping those measurements secret.

    The laws of science do not change because Roger Goodell says so. It’s just too bad that so many gullible dupes continue to believe him.

    The video is still available on the popular online video site. Just search for: “DEFLATE GATE & WHY SCIENCE SAYS THE PATRIOTS DID NOT TAMPER WITH FOOTBALLS”

  19. Now would be the perfect time for the NFL to finally release the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 season. By releasing the PSI information from the 2015 season the NFL can finally demonstrate their support for the integrity of the game.

    That report would also provide many with a much needed lesson in science when the information shows that footballs always lose PSI when taken outside on cold days.
    If the information shows that footballs always lose PSI on cold days then the NFL can then demonstrate its support of fairness and integrity.

    The NFL can display fairness and integrity by giving the Patriots back their stolen 2016 1st round draft pick. Letting the Patriots have the pick for the 2017 draft. A year late would be better than never. (The pick should be upgraded to the 1st pick in the first round because the Patriots had to wait)

    The NFL can also throw in an extra 1st round pick or two as compensation for making the Patriots wait a year for the pick and for making Tom Brady miss 25% of the 2016 season. (Either the 2nd pick in the first round or 2 picks later in the first round).

  20. If there’s any team that will copy Belicheat it’s the Steelers.

  21. Giants are testing them during the game! Are those balls going back into the game, after the Giants “tested” them?

    IMO, the Giants needs to be punished for tampering, if those balls go back in the game.

  22. After all who is going to argue against their super secret PSI measurements? Secret PSI don’t lie!


  23. Imagine that, no chain ofcustody issues and yet the balls became deflated during a cold and snowy game. Lol

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