Mara, Rooney try to quell Deflategate II

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The original Deflategate was a black eye for the NFL, so it’s unsurprising that two of the league’s old-guard owners are attempting to kill Deflategate II before it gets off the ground.

Giants owner John Mara and Steelers owner Art Rooney both told reporters at the league meeting today that they don’t think there’s anything to the second round of Deflategate, which began when Jay Glazer reported on Sunday that the Giants informed the league that two footballs used by the Steelers were under-inflated.

“Much ado about nothing,” Mara said.

Asked for his own comment, Rooney answered, “I agree with John.”

But while those comments might seem like they should put the issue to bed, the fact remains that the Giants believed the Steelers were using under-inflated footballs. When the Colts believed that the Patriots were using under-inflated footballs, the NFL spent months of time and millions of dollars to investigate the matter, and eventually concluded that the Patriots should be stripped of draft picks and Tom Brady should be suspended for four games. Why should it be swept under the rug this time when it was treated as a major scandal last time?

The answer to that is likely that Mara and Rooney, two NFL lifers whose families have been close for generations, don’t want to create another controversy. That, however, isn’t a good enough reason: If the NFL has to thoroughly investigate any hint of cheating, as Roger Goodell claimed during the first Deflategate, then the NFL has to thoroughly investigate whether the Steelers’ footballs were under-inflated. And if under-inflated footballs are either not a big enough deal to investigate or simply a byproduct of playing football on a chilly day, then the NFL shouldn’t have harshly disciplined the Patriots and Brady.

So while Mara and Rooney are free to try to sweep this under the rug, the rest of us remain free to question why the reaction to the second Deflategate is so different from the reaction to the first Deflategate.

119 responses to “Mara, Rooney try to quell Deflategate II

  1. “If the NFL has to thoroughly investigate any hint of cheating, as Roger Goodell claimed during the first Deflategate, then the NFL has to thoroughly investigate whether the Steelers’ footballs were under-inflated. ”

    One would think this, however you must also consider the following;

    1) the NFL is thoroughly corrupt
    2) the NFL commissioner is thoroughly inept
    3) the other 31 NFL owners are thoroughly jealous of the Patriots’ success

  2. I’m going with the fact that the Mara’s and Rooney’s are in tight with Goodell, and the NFL practices selective punishment based on who the commissioner is friends with. I think we’ve all seen plenty of examples.

  3. Patriots fan or not, if you believe the NFL ever gave a crap about PSI and the whole brady thing was a sham then I know an African Prince who just needs a bit of money to release millions of dollars to you

  4. The painfully obvious missing detail in this story is that both owners are family, blood related. Of course they would vouch for one another and want to sweep it under the rug.

  5. We Patriots are on to denver.

    The “deflategate” parity attempt has obviously failed and once again The Greatest Franchise In Sporting History is proving, once again, its superiority over lesser franchises.

  6. “Much ado about nothing” was what framegate was. Sitting on this for a week was definitely about something.

  7. “If the NFL has to thoroughly investigate any hint of cheating, as Roger Goodell claimed during the first Deflategate, then the NFL has to thoroughly investigate whether the Steelers’ footballs were under-inflated. And if under-inflated footballs are either not a big enough deal to investigate or simply a byproduct of playing football on a chilly day, then the NFL shouldn’t have harshly disciplined the Patriots and Brady.”

    Poetry.

    For those of you who take issue with this, check your emotions before reading it, and let logic and reason sink in.

  8. sportoficionado says:
    Dec 14, 2016 3:04 PM
    Mara is a weasel that is all.

    =================

    Yup. Mara and Goodell are guys that like to talk tough about “protecting the shield” yet under their watch they allowed that same shield to become tarnished just so Mara could try to keep his serial-abusing kicker.

  9. as a pats fan, i actually think it’s great that the league is trying to ignore this and make it go away. the people that run this billion dollar entity continue to look incompetent and like hypocrites. and next time the media squids like kravitz and doyel try to dig something up on the patriots (it’ll happen, soon enough) we’ll at least get to point to the indifference that was shown by nfl executives and worst of all, said media squids that refuse to acknowledge this. by like i said, all this does is further validate how ludicrous the first deflated footballs situation was to begin with.

  10. In consideration of his special relationship with 2 of football’s first families Roger could always release the PSI data the league has been assiduously but ever so secretly keeping. That would show that of course everything is on the up and up… oh, wait…

  11. It’s hilarious that people think for an instant that the purpose was anything to do with actual inflation of footballs. It was all about establishing a precedent that the office of the commissioner, and by extension the league, has supreme power over all discipline of players, regardless of what any CBA with the players association says. That’s what they wanted, and that’s what they got. Brady tried to get the NFLPA out of the picture early on because he didn’t recognize the plan for what it was.

  12. Why can’t owners just shut up if they they have the courage to do the right thing?

    Because they are rich and privileged and believe they really have the gravitas to talk sh–.

  13. If this doesn’t prove that deflategate was a sham/witch hunt/bias from the get go, then nothing will.

    My suggestion to those that deny the simple laws of physics involved here: Now that it is basically winter, inflate a football, indoors, and gauge the pressure. Record it. Take same football outside into the cold. Leave it there for a while. Check the pressure.

    Better yet: Throw an object directly above your head, and see if it falls, without moving out of the way.

  14. The NFL owes TB 12 an apology, needs to restore the $ million dollars & the draft picks. Talk about a double standard!
    So much for integrity!

    Fire Goodell!

  15. As a Patriots fan, I couldn’t agree more with Mara. He is absolutely right. This is much ado about nothing – and it always has been. This is the last bit of vindication (not that any more was needed) for Brady as the remaining 5-6 knuckleheads in the world who still think the Patriots balls were manually deflated have nowhere to go from here. Either PSI is affected by cold weather or its not (hint, it definitely is). So either the Patriots, Colts, and Steelers all cheated, or they didn’t (Hint: they didn’t). You can’t have it both ways.

    Now, as a mere human being I think Mara is the scum of the earth. Between the Josh Brown incident and now this, he is the ultimate slim hypocrite.

  16. Why should it be swept under the rug this time when it was treated as a major scandal last time?

    The answer to that is likely that Mara and Rooney, two NFL lifers whose families have been close for generations, played a pivotal role in pushing Commissioner Goofdell to come down hard on the Patriots.

    However, in regards to DeflateGate2, there are no biased owners stearing the league office towards a pre-conceived outcome.

    This doesn’t reflect well on either the Mara’s or the Rooney’s. Mara, in particular, comes out of this looking very snakeish, considering his large role throughout the original deflategate. Especially in light of the Josh Brown fiasco. The more one shines the bright light on this guy, the more his scales become visible.

  17. I don’t have an opinion of Rooney, but after the way Mara handled domestic violence issue with their kicker – my opinion of him is he is a scumbag.

  18. The only value in this story is the fact that it will make the usual Patriots fans’ persecuted little souls erupt in rage yet again.

  19. Nate says:
    Dec 14, 2016 3:00 PM
    Patriots fan or not, if you believe the NFL ever gave a crap about PSI and the whole brady thing was a sham then I know an African Prince who just needs a bit of money to release millions of dollars to you

    ——————-

    Back off! You guys are too late. I sent this same African Prince my bank account information 15 minutes ago. Find your own wealthy benefactor.

  20. Hopefully the whining-karma for the Giants will be as severe as what the Colts have experienced in their recent time of staggering mediocrity.

  21. Co-lead investigators Ted Wells & Jeff Pash have already determined that footballs could never be deflated without the knowledge (general awareness) of the QB. The NFL has set punitive precedence based on that investigation, and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed.

    Goodell, Mara and Rooney……you led us down this road, grow a pair and stop hiding in the bushes.

  22. Some day we are going to find out that one of these owners bet another one a dollar that they could get Brady suspended for absolutely no reason at all.

  23. flaccodelic says:
    Dec 14, 2016 3:26 PM
    The only value in this story is the fact that it will make the usual Patriots fans’ persecuted little souls erupt in rage yet again.
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    Ummm…We Patriots usually handle persecution pretty well. Usually by moving on sucessfullly.
    However I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the fact that I’ve been to baltimore…I’ve sat in m&t….I’ve listened to your coach, team and fan base. You my friend are way out of line.

  24. Just another black eye for Goodell and the NFL. It’d be fine if they all came out and said the first deflategate BS was just that- BS and they regret it but they won’t so they’re deciding to be hypocrites here. Par for the course when it comes to the NFL.

  25. Maybe The Patriot fans were right. The NFL was out to get them for something. With or without proof and they didn’t care what it was. The NFL obviously doesn’t care about air pressure.

  26. Goodells a stooge on a weekend pass and I look forward to him trying to gain entry into Gillette Stadium without getting pelted with chowda and snowballs this January!!!!!!

  27. I thought the whole deflategate thing was blown out of wack the last time, that there wasn’t enough evidence to handle it the way they did. I’m starting to think now that the Patriots took the high road on this the whole way.

    As regular “I’m rooting against the Patriots” fan, I might be repositioning my views of the Patriots. Or may just stop watching the NFL.

    Rugby seems pretty cool…can that become bigger here in the states?

  28. mmack66 says:
    Dec 14, 2016 3:34 PM
    Some day we are going to find out that one of these owners bet another one a dollar that they could get Brady suspended for absolutely no reason at all.
    =================================
    Gambling and the Rooneys? nnaaaahhhhh.

  29. These two families embody the hypocrisy that is the shield. They were the ones who pushed to punish the Redskins and Cowboys for not colluding with them to suppress salaries in the uncapped year. They are the biggest finger-pointers in the league and and present themselves like they have moral high ground, which is an outrageous way to position any owner of an NFL team.

    This is much ado about nothing because of who they are, not what did or didn’t happen.

  30. Too bad Kraft is a spineless turd and won’t hold the league’s feet to the fire and demand an investigation or apology. He’s another worthless turd in the good ol’ boy’s network.

  31. Kraft, Brady and, Pats fans are starting to realize that the NFL didn’t begin in 2001, they aren’t as important as they thought they were, and they aren’t bigger than the NFL brand. These tears are delicious!

  32. Let me stop the patriots fans right now. RELAX. In one case a football team thought another one was cheating and brought it to the leagues attention and had the refs check the balls. In this case one team used their own gauges (not the official ones), tested two balls without saying any PSI reading and never brought it to the league. Why on earth would the league investigate somthing if its not brought to their attention???? If one player randomly says in some interview he feels Rodgers cheats, should there be a full scale investigation within the NFL? ofcourse not. There is no conspiracy. And for all we knwo the readings could have been 12.4 psi. No where near the patriots 10.9.

  33. The simple fact of the matter is that the Steelers aren’t good enough for any accusations of cheating to matter.

  34. “jackedupboonie says:
    Dec 14, 2016 3:45 PM
    All Tom had to do was admit it. They would have fined him a little and if would have been over.”


    By issuing the statement that they did (Footballs naturally deflate in cold air), the NFL is admitting that Brady and the Patriots did nothing wrong in the AFCCG v. the Colts (other than taking a pee with the ball).

    I don’t expect this commissioner to ever admit it, but Brady has been cleared. Hopefully Goodell’s successor will issue an apology to Brady, the Krafts and the fans of the game. Until then, Pats fans know the truth and anyone who denies it is just hating for the sake of hating.

  35. jackedupboonie says:
    Dec 14, 2016 3:45 PM

    All Tom had to do was admit it. They would have fined him a little and if would have been over.
    —————————–

    Oh yeah? All the league had to do was fine the team $25,000 for an equipment violation, Kraft would have begrudgingly paid it, and it would have been over.

    The fact that the NFL was spreading lies about the psi level of the footballs via social media, before the seats were even cold, tells you that psigate had nothing to do with Tom Brady, except with him being the patsy.

  36. The first Deflategate was designed only to go after Tom Brady and the Patriots.

    This one is pure unintended consequences as the NFL will now declare that there is not such issue.

  37. It’s supposed to be real cold in Denver on Sunday so of course the PSI will drop. The Patriots should check each ball after Sieman’s 3 INT’s and then file a formal complaint

  38. executive summary for all of those who haven’t followed:

    Nothing happened in either deflategate II or deflategate I, as in nobody took any air out of footballs. They lost pressure in the cold, because that is the way things work in our universe.

  39. I don’t know why people that hate Pat’s fans think we’re crying. We’re actually laughing…..the league was selling a bill of goods and you bought it. Mara and Rooney both confirmed that today.

    The joke is on you.

  40. Why don’t we all quit watching? The NFL is rigged; Every team, with the exception of the one you root for, cheats; All the refs are blind; Either there are too many penalties, or not enough penalties called, all depending on whether or not they are called for or against your team, the balls can’t stay inflated, therefore someone must be suspended…the list goes on and on…I have never seen so many people up in arms. If I got this worked up over something, I think I would save my sanity, and quit watching…lol

  41. I hope every team tests PSI in their opponents footballs each game, and complains when they are under the limit.

    They dragged TB12 through the mud and he held his head high.

    Class Act.

  42. flaccodelic says:
    Dec 14, 2016 3:26 PM
    The only value in this story is the fact that it will make the usual Patriots fans’ persecuted little souls erupt in rage yet again.
    ——————–
    Appears to me that it’s more than just Patriot fans who are convinced that deflategate, integrity, PSI,etc., was pure BS.

  43. The real question is if anyone in the media has the stones to make Goodell admit how incredibly stupid and biased they were the first time around and force them to at least apologize to brady.

  44. Deflategate was definitely a case of cheating—- Goodell and the owners cheated the patriots out of 1st and 4th round draft picks, 1 million dollars, and the services of their best player for 4 games. Hypocrisy rampant in the NFL. Where is the integrity?

  45. ajsjr40 says:
    Dec 14, 2016 4:17 PM
    I would strongly suggest that the NFL consider Vince McMahon as their next commissioner. Perfectly suited for the role.

    _______________

    I take exception to that. Vince is a marketing and business GENIUS. He’s too good for the NFL.

  46. But in both Deflategates there is at least irrefutable evidence of two teams cheating: both the Colts and the Giants clearly had ball needles on the sidelines (against the rules) and used them on opponents’ balls (against the rules) and even let a little air out in the process…

  47. Everyone is underestimating Roger Goodell.
    He is a man that is fully committed to preserving the integrity of the game.

    He has The Shield to protect and Industrial Justice to serve.

    That is why he spent 15 million dollars making sure that loser Brady was suspended and those cheatin’ Patriots got punished.

    The highest courts in the land have confirmed that he has the power to punish any no-gooder that tries to mess with PSIs.

    You watch. Roger is going to jump into action and heads are going to roll.

    Go get’em Roger!! America is behind you!!!

  48. How much you wanna bet the league put out a memo that teams are prohibited from checking air pressure during a game.

  49. footballfanatic says:
    Dec 14, 2016 3:50 PM

    Let me stop the patriots fans right now. RELAX. In one case a football team thought another one was cheating and brought it to the leagues attention and had the refs check the balls. In this case one team used their own gauges (not the official ones), tested two balls without saying any PSI reading and never brought it to the league. Why on earth would the league investigate somthing if its not brought to their attention???? If one player randomly says in some interview he feels Rodgers cheats, should there be a full scale investigation within the NFL? ofcourse not. There is no conspiracy. And for all we knwo the readings could have been 12.4 psi. No where near the patriots 10.9
    ————————————————–

    Actually, Someone with the Giants did bring it to the League’s attention. And if the Steelers set the psi to 13 before the game then a measurement of 11.4 is the same as the measurement of 10.9 for the pats. But whatever, Pats fans know it is all a sham and are happy with the 11-2 record.

  50. How much you wanna bet the league put out a memo that teams are prohibited from checking air pressure during a game.

    ——–

    You don’t need a memo. What NYGs did was technically illegal.

    Teams can’t fiddle with balls. Only NFL officials or employees can.

  51. Crooked Goodell should expect a racketeering RICO lawsuit from the Trump Administration. Probably with a yuge whistleblower payout to a one T. Brady.

  52. Haters still blabber that the Patriots are the cheaters. The NFL with the ex-Jets losers are the real cheaters.

  53. Mara and Rooney should give the Patriots a 1st and 4th round pick, 1 mill, and suspend their QB’s 4 games. Each.

    What a joke the whole deflategate thing was.

    -Steelers fan (unfortunately)

    -Becoming more of a Patriots fan and hope TB12 get’s his next ring.

  54. Giants never made a formal complaint (the Colts did make a formal complaint to the league offices). Therefore there was nothing to investigation nor was the NFL asked to look into it, technically speaking.

  55. If what the Giants did was illegal, why didn’t the Giants get sanctioned for it and Goodell say protocol was followed. The Colts stuck a needle in a Pats ball during the AFCC gm and weren’t sanctioned for it either.

    This whole thing is about nothing. I don’t believe anybody cheated here. The larger point is that the league must have known that the data collected by them last season exonerated Brady and the Patriots and kept it a secret so they wouldn’t look bad. Now they’re exposed, but still scrambling to sweep it under the rug.

  56. tedmurph | Dec 14, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
    If what the Giants did was illegal, why didn’t the Giants get sanctioned for it and Goodell say protocol was followed. The Colts stuck a needle in a Pats ball during the AFCC gm and weren’t sanctioned for it either.

    This whole thing is about nothing. I don’t believe anybody cheated here. The larger point is that the league must have known that the data collected by them last season exonerated Brady and the Patriots and kept it a secret so they wouldn’t look bad. Now they’re exposed, but still scrambling to sweep it under the rug.

    Thanks for the insight Captain obvious.

  57. All Tom had to do was admit it. They would have fined him a little and if would have been over.
    ===============

    I’m sure there are some unsolved crimes in your city/town. Choose one and confess to it. You’ll probably get a lighter sentence for coming forward and confessing. It doesn’t matter if you did it or not, the important thing is that the matter will be wrapped up neatly.

  58. The only way that this goes away is the NFL gives out punishment to the Steelers (deflated balls)/Giants (gauging a football is only by the referee) or an apology to Brady, Kraft, and the Patriots Organization.

  59. jackedupboonie says:
    Dec 14, 2016 3:45 PM
    All Tom had to do was admit it. They would have fined him a little and if would have been over.
    =============================
    Is there any reason Big Ben shouldn’t do the same now? Because that’s exactly the same amount of evidence on the table now that was on the table when you suggest Brady should have apologized.

  60. footballfanatic says:
    Dec 14, 2016 3:50 PM
    Let me stop the patriots fans right now. RELAX. In one case a football team thought another one was cheating and brought it to the leagues attention and had the refs check the balls. In this case one team used their own gauges (not the official ones), tested two balls without saying any PSI reading and never brought it to the league. Why on earth would the league investigate somthing if its not brought to their attention???? If one player randomly says in some interview he feels Rodgers cheats, should there be a full scale investigation within the NFL? ofcourse not. There is no conspiracy. And for all we knwo the readings could have been 12.4 psi. No where near the patriots 10.9.
    ===============================
    First off, the NFL obviously looked into it or Goodell would have no basis to claim the ball protocols were followed. Second, 12.5-10.9 =1.6 PSI loss. If we assume a starting PSI of 13.5 for the balls in Pit and their measurement of 11.4 that equals 2.1 PSI loss. You were saying?

  61. steelpenguin6687 says:
    Dec 14, 2016 4:11 PM
    Why don’t we all quit watching? The NFL is rigged; Every team, with the exception of the one you root for, cheats; All the refs are blind; Either there are too many penalties, or not enough penalties called, all depending on whether or not they are called for or against your team, the balls can’t stay inflated, therefore someone must be suspended…the list goes on and on…I have never seen so many people up in arms. If I got this worked up over something, I think I would save my sanity, and quit watching…lol
    ======================
    And yet ratings are down. Weird.

  62. Thanks to Bradygate, the officials now have control over the footballs during games so there is no tampering by players or the Steelers. The officials monitor the ball pressure. As stated, much ado about nothing.

  63. The Brady deflated balls never mattered to me and neither does this. It’s been going on since the beginning of air in a football. If you’re not trying to gain an edge wherever possible then you aren’t trying hard enough. That’s why though I’m not a Pats fan, I respect Belichick because he’ll do anything to win games. That doesn’t mean he cheats. It means he’s diligent.

  64. steelercrazy says:
    Dec 14, 2016 7:20 PM
    Thanks to Bradygate, the officials now have control over the footballs during games so there is no tampering by players or the Steelers. The officials monitor the ball pressure. As stated, much ado about nothing.

    ————

    You’re statement is false in its entirety (that means it is completely false).

    The fact is the officials maintain possession of the balls until right before the start of the game, upon which time they are delivered to each team’s ball crew.

    Also the only time the officials monitor ball pressure is at randomly selected games, when they check them at halftime and take them out of play for the rest of the game. Each team’s 2nd set of 12 balls is then used in the 2nd half.

  65. “I don’t see why the NFL can’t check Big Ben’s phone just to make sure.”

    Since the officials now have control of the footballs and players can’t tamper with them, why would they have to check Ben’s phone?

  66. Both Mara and Rooney had snide comments when Brady was framed.

    They enjoyed smearing him because like some other owners they were tired of the Patriots consistent excellence.

    Just two little pismires in expensive suits.

  67. Is this a surprise to anyone? The NFL didn’t go after the Colts when the Colts had 3 out 4 footballs that were underinflated in the same game as the Patriots.

  68. The Patriots turned professional football into a thing where some sniveling little rat studies tape all day, send out spies, and then looks for rulebook loopholes. Congrats. You have a bunch of trophies for deflating balls, stealing signals, and exploiting the rulebook like it was the U.S. Tax Code. Naturally, the Steelers, who founded their success on Dr. Ryzde, PEDs, and dirty players like Hines Ward, now want in on that action because the old cheats don’t work. More power to them. All your championships are tainted anyway. Why stop now?

  69. steelercrazy says:
    Dec 14, 2016 7:20 PM
    Thanks to Bradygate, the officials now have control over the footballs during games so there is no tampering by players or the Steelers. The officials monitor the ball pressure. As stated, much ado about nothing
    =========================
    No they don’t. That should have been one of the changes introduced but the only thing that actually changed from framegate were periodic checks. That’s the rub. There has been no change to the protocol. None.

  70. steelercrazy says:
    Dec 14, 2016 7:20 PM
    Thanks to Bradygate, the officials now have control over the footballs during games so there is no tampering by players or the Steelers. The officials monitor the ball pressure. As stated, much ado about nothing
    =========================
    BTW, the refs had so much control over the balls the Giants were able to gauge two of them !!!!

  71. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    Dec 15, 2016 7:35 AM
    The Patriots turned professional football into a thing where some sniveling little rat studies tape all day, send out spies, and then looks for rulebook loopholes. Congrats. You have a bunch of trophies for deflating balls, stealing signals, and exploiting the rulebook like it was the U.S. Tax Code. Naturally, the Steelers, who founded their success on Dr. Ryzde, PEDs, and dirty players like Hines Ward, now want in on that action because the old cheats don’t work. More power to them. All your championships are tainted anyway. Why stop now?
    ==========================
    You need a serious NFL history lesson if you think the Patriots were the first team to do any of that. It’s laughable to place the plight of the NFL at the feet of the Patriots. The NFL was completely fine until Fraudger decided to assume the dicktator (spelled correctly) role. Player discipline is a mess. team discipline is a mess. Public relations is a mess. Viewership is a mess. But yeah it’s the Patriots fault.

  72. “The Rules apply to everybody.”

    –Roger Goodell during Deflategate I.

    Raise your hand if you were an unthinking sheep that fell in line for Goodell’s lies and frame job against the Patriots ordered and backed by Mafia Bosses Mara and Rooney.

  73. The NFL has alway had Gamesmenship…. Don’t know the word…. Learn it! Hahaha

    As a Steelers fan, I know the organization I cheer for is corrupted, the NFL was created by Gamblers like the Rooneys and Maras. They had ties to organized crime.

    Anyways, all teams try Gamesmenship, and knowing that, I know The Steelers are still the greatest organization in the NFL. Cheering on a football game is one of my favourite passed times….. But like the game of Football, everything evolves…. And life goes on weather football is played truthfully or deceitfully. Weather my teams wins or loses, I still gotta get up and go to work and pay the bills.

  74. superpatriotsfan says:
    Dec 15, 2016 12:12 PM

    Patriots Steelers are both cheats. No wonder they have SB titles.
    ========

    Actually in these two Deflategates, it is the Colts and Giants who broke the rules. They admitted to inserting needles into opponents’ game balls after ref inspection. Pats and Steelers, there’s just not enough proving it and mountains of science disproving it.

  75. It is obvious that due to the Steeler’s using deflated balls, the Cowboy’s must be fined $30 million in cap space, and Tom Brady suspended.

  76. If anyone needs proof that the NFL is fixed, this is it

    Bear in mind that NOTHING HAPPENED in both cases with PSI decreased (not deflated) due to cold air

    For one team, guilt is presumed with millions spent to frame an organization, take away their #1 draft pick and bench the MVP of the League for 1/4th a season.

    When the same thing happened to another team, 48 minutes later the finding was that no deflation occurred – despite a drop well below 12.5 PSI

    Give Pro Wrestling credit – Vince McMahon isn’t truly expecting anyone to think Wrestling is fair.

    In the case of Goodell, the Owners who back him and the Patriots, there was an effort to frame the Patriots to give them a 4 game disadvantage and a disadvantage in the draft

    The NFL is fixed folks. Perhaps the new President and Congress might want to look into how gambling is affecting the integrity of the league – not to mention efforts to “buy” a finding by the NIH on concussions.

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