NFL says Goodell misspoke regarding DeflateGate II

AP

On Wednesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke about DeflateGate II. According to the NFL, he actually misspoke about DeflateGate II.

“The Giants had asked us about it during the game,” Goodell told reporters on Wednesday regarding the concerns raised about the inflation level in footballs used by the Steelers on December 4 in Pittsburgh.

“The Commissioner misspoke regarding the time the club notified the league,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT via email. “He meant to say after the game.”

It’s an important distinction. If the Giants didn’t raise the concern until after the game, it would have been too late for the league to test the air pressure in the footballs, because the air pressure would have adjusted and the chain of custody would have broken. If the Giants raised the concern during the game, the NFL should have tested all of the footballs then and there, like the league did when the Colts raised the same concern about the Patriot during the 2014 AFC championship game.

Then again, if the complaint was indeed made after the game, there would have been no reason to ensure that “[a]ll of the league protocols were being properly followed” because there would have been no way to prove that anyone had tampered with the footballs if the protocols weren’t being followed. The league, unwilling to accept the PSI levels measured by the Giants due to the fact that it was a different device, would have been unable to proceed in any way without determining the air pressure in all of the footballs during the game.

Frankly, if the Giants were hoping to catch the Steelers, it made no sense to raise the concern after the game. Then again, if the Giants had any understanding of the Ideal Gas Law, it made no sense to raise the concern during the game either, because on a cold day in Pittsburgh the footballs necessarily would have experienced natural deflation.

That’s ultimately the point that the NFL doesn’t want to focus on. All of the footballs used in the Giants-Steelers game experienced a drop in air pressure. Testing the PSI levels would have confirmed that, and the numbers (if ever published) would have demonstrated that the PSI levels in the footballs used by the Patriots 23 months ago weren’t sufficiently out of whack to suggest foul play.

67 responses to “NFL says Goodell misspoke regarding DeflateGate II

  1. I view this as further exoneration of Brady. Goodell cannot tell the truth or admit that science explains how this happens. This guy kept the all time winningest QB out of 4 games and cost his own employers hundreds of millions in lost ratings revenue rather than admit a mistake.

  2. Wouldn’t a simple phone call to the Giants asking to speak with the person that filed the complaint with the league clear this all up?

    Why is the sports press letting King Roger do all this shucking and jiving? There’s nothing stopping the Giants from setting the record straight.

  3. Not surprising god-del misspoke. Lets see first the receivers blamed Manning for not throwing to them, then they called out the refs for losing and now low balls after the game. Next will be the color of the uniforms.

  4. • Scientists from no less than 21 universities stated that the weather explained the deflation.

    • Numerous videos are available online where you can watch the PSI drop on gauges when footballs are placed into refrigerators.

    • You can watch the PSI numbers rise in those same videos after the footballs are removed from the refrigerators.

    • The NFL refuses to release the PSI information from the 2015 season because it would show that footballs deflate naturally during cold weather games.

    • We now have an example from an NFL game played last week were footballs deflated due to cold weather.

  5. The NFL and Goodell are so corrupt. They have no ethics. Frankly, not sure how Brady has remained so seemingly calm after having his reputation dragged through the mud over what any half way intelligent person can see what complete nonsense.

  6. The figures that have been bandied about in this case, 11.4 and 11.8 PSI, are far higher than the Deflategate numbers were and well within a margin of error measurement. Even if this minute deflation was “natural,” it does not in anyway support the contention that the IGL played a significant role in Deflategate. The Patriots footballs were deflated far below these numbers, well over 50 percent in most cases, and any “natural” deflation simply cannot account for the Deflategate figures.

    In other words, the Patriots still cheated, and this does nothing to contradict that conclusion.

  7. Even if you hate Tom Brady, you have to admit that what Goodell and his ridiculous effort to preserve the “integrity of the game” was a sucker punch to an otherwise legendary career. Tom Brady is probably the best QB to ever play the position, and the fact that his name keeps being associated with this nonsense is just asinine. Goodell was trying to “make up” for Spy Gate and went completely overboard. Even Spy Gate was a joke. The Patriots lost draft picks they shouldn’t have lost, and if there was any unfair advantage created in all of this, it was that this team didn’t get a full compliment of picks and not the stupid air in the football. FFS this guy is a disaster, from concussions to discipline, bounty gate, domestic violence… on and on and on… he is awful.

  8. The NFL and Goodell are so full of crap and I don’t care what he says. The Patriots will have final say when they win the Super Bowl and tell him to stay otta the stadium……hes disgusting

  9. So when it wants to the NFL can quickly correct information, interesting that the NFL didn’t bother to correct the erroneous PSI levels. To this day people still believe 11/12 footballs were 2 PSI under in the AFC championship game.
    So much for integrity!

  10. kingshmegland says:
    Dec 15, 2016 6:33 PM

    Isn’t he paid 35 million not to misspeak?
    —————————–

    Yep. He gets paid 35+ million dollars to lie his ass off.

  11. No, I’m not so sure he misspoke. The NFL probably realized how poorly it would appear if the giants used an illegal gauge during the game and tampered with the balls, so this is the cover story.

    Disgusting liars. They literally just make stuff up as they go along. As the saying goes, you don’t have to have a good memory if you tell the truth.

  12. If the Pats win the Super Bowl in the year that Brady was unfairly suspended, then to me this is all forgiven on my end… The rest of the 31 teams should be very weary of commissioner, but I’m good with how this would have backfired on the league office.

    If the Pats lose this year, then Kraft should go scorched earth on the league looking for nothing less than the 33rd pick in the first round and the 33rd pick in the second round as repayment of the 1st stripped this past year, along with the 33rd pick in the 3rd round this coming year and the 33rd in the 2nd round the following year as compensation for the 4 games missed by Brady.

    It is clear that nothing happened to the balls, and the lack of an investigation into DG2 shows that there should never have been a dragged out multi million dollar investigation into the Patriots which means no cellphone, which takes away the the ‘reach’ by the league in stating that Brady was disciplined for a lack of cooperation.

  13. cjmullysr says:
    Dec 15, 2016 6:32 PM

    I am a Pats fan…everyone needs to move on. Please.

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    For the last 9 years there were people calling the Patriots “cheaters” because a camera was in the wrong location for a portion of a game almost 10 years ago.

    So now that its obvious that the NFL cheated the Patriots, its only fair that Patriot fans get equal time to point out an actual case of cheating.

    If the NFL releases the PSI information from the 2015 season and awards the Patriots with the top 2 picks in the 1st round of the 2017 draft then it would be time to move on.

  14. It’s amazing how quickly the league can correct erroneous information when it suits the league’s agenda. And how it ignores erroneous information (11 of12 balls 2 psi below legal limit) when it suits the league’s agenda.

  15. Goodell is nothing more than a well-paid puppet. The NFL is nothing more than a monopoly run by spoiled rich guys.

    The league defends the shield by saying it’s about the integrity of the NFL, until it isn’t. Be nice if Trump’s DOJ reviewed the NFL federal anti-trust exemption.

    Is Park Ave sweating bullets over the President-elect and his good friends, Brady and Belichick. They should.

  16. The league office doesn’t care what the public thinks about this incident. This only goes away if the broadcast partners do nothing. The broadcast partners do owe it to the fans to get answers and keep asking questions. Every sideline reporter should be giving PSI updates throughout each game using the same gauges and balls that the league uses.

  17. The Steelers obviously did nothing wrong, and I don’t think anyone can reasonably suggest they did.

    But as a Pats fan, I love having this in the news, so even Brady haters can admit how ridiculous this stunt was back then, and still is now.

    #FireGoodell
    #GoodellLies

  18. If I have to continue to hear about freaking deflated footballs, bs penalties on celebrations, fines for cleats, etc…I am done with the league.

  19. It is supposed to be extremely cold in Chicago this Sunday for the Green Bay. Why doesn’t Roger go to Chicago and observe first hand how footfalls lose PSI in cold weather?

    Roger could actually test the footballs himself, if someone showed him where to insert the needle. Maybe Mara and Rooney could accompany Roger to help him out.

  20. Every team playing in cold weather games should measure the PSI and complain to the officials or even just make public the results. Either way, this will create bad publicity for the NFL and Goodell. At that point the players will have a lot more leverage going into negations with the NFL because publicly the NFL will have no integrity. The NFL will either have to fire Goodell before the next VBA with enoughh time to reclaim some integrity or concede on some player requests far more than they want to.

  21. So now the party line is Dear Leader misspoke? No doubt it was due to being exhausted from just having saved all those lives from the burning battered women’s shelter that he funds. Hysterical watching these clowns scrambling to get the genie back in the bottle.

  22. The Giants have been no so subtly put on notice to play nice or else. Cowboys making a formal complaint against their use of walkies last Sunday is a very real threat to fall in line or Eli’s out 6 games and 2 first round draft choices are in jeopardy.

  23. unoduotres says:
    Dec 15, 2016 7:39 PM

    It is supposed to be extremely cold in Chicago this Sunday for the Green Bay. Why doesn’t Roger go to Chicago and observe first hand how footfalls lose PSI in cold weather?

    Roger could actually test the footballs himself, if someone showed him where to insert the needle.

    Maybe Mara and Rooney could accompany Roger to help him out.
    **********************************************
    There’s a few of us Patriot fans that would LOVE to show Roger where to STICK IT!

  24. “the rest of the 31 teams should be very weary of commissioner, ”
    You mean 30 teams. The Steelers were the ONLY team to vote against the NFLPA deal with the league because the Steelers felt the agreement gave Goodell too much power. Yes, even the Pats voted to approve.

    Brady and the Pats got screwed. Even the NFLPA did not do much to support Brady.

    This Steelers fan hopes that the Steelers get another chance to beat the Pats. I am not too concerned about deflated balls being a factor…

  25. Honestly I don’t buy the ideal gas law BS. I’ve had a fully inflated football outside in the cold and there is no noticeable difference after just an hour or so. Flame away bandwagon patsies fans. While I don’t buy the ideal gas law nonsense, I do think the NFL is making stuff up as they go along. They can’t decide whether air pressure is a serious issue or not.

  26. When you find you’ve dug yourself into a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
    The NFL office just can’t stop digging.

  27. Yup, he did misspeak.

    He accidentally told the truth instead of the lie the NFL prepared to put forward in order to continue to try and deflect.

    He’s so deep in his lies he can’t even keep his own story straight anymore.

  28. PFT loves the Steelers says:
    Dec 15, 2016 8:29 PM
    Honestly I don’t buy the ideal gas law BS. I’ve had a fully inflated football outside in the cold and there is no noticeable difference after just an hour or so.
    —————–
    Yeah, me neither. Law of gravity is BS too.

  29. He knows its a lie, you know its a lie, he knows that you know its a lie. But he will still say it straight to your face. Then he will explain why you are an idiot for believing in science.

    That’s why he gets paid.

  30. “The figures that have been bandied about in this case, 11.4 and 11.8 PSI, are far higher than the Deflategate numbers were and well within a margin of error measurement.”

    It doesn’t matter if they were higher or not. The level depends on the conditions. The conditions in January 2015 were not the same as the conditions at the Steelers-Giants game.

    Nor does this have anything to do with a “margin of error”. The NFL refused to even allow for any margin of error when they persecuted the Patriots. They claimed that, under the conditions of the day, the Patriots’ footballs should have been between 11.32 and 11.52 psi. Five of the eleven footballs were in that range. Three were above that range and three were below.
    Somehow that constitutes evidence that the balls’ psis were too low.

    Worse, the NFL concocted an absurd explanation in order to use the numbers from the wrong gauge, which was recording numbers 0.3 psi low. And then they had the gall to claim that the Patriots deflated footballs “about 0.3 psi”.

    The Patriots were wrongfully denied their 1st round pick this year.

  31. “Honestly I don’t buy the ideal gas law BS. ”

    It’s been considered settled science since roughly 1703.

    Yes, that’s 1703. This isn’t new science. It’s not remotely controversial.

    In a nation that didn’t suffer from rampant under-education, Roger Goodell would be a pariah for his shameless abuse of ignorance.

  32. Notice that ESPN has absolutely no interest in this deflation situation. Got word from league to suppress it rather hype it this time.

  33. “The figures that have been bandied about in this case, 11.4 and 11.8 PSI, are far higher than the Deflategate numbers were and well within a margin of error measurement. Even if this minute deflation was “natural,” it does not in anyway support the contention that the IGL played a significant role in Deflategate. The Patriots footballs were deflated far below these numbers, well over 50 percent in most cases, and any “natural” deflation simply cannot account for the Deflategate figures.”
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    The psi of the football intercepted by the Colts in the 2015 AFCCG was measured three times by them before notifying the League. Those measurements were 11.45, 11.35, and 11.75. Those values are essentially the same as the readings for the Steelers’ footballs intercepted by the Giants. So what you call ‘minute deflation’ is what lead to the whole deflategate sham to begin with. So it seems you agree that the League overreacted against the Patriots

  34. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Dec 15, 2016 6:38 PM
    The figures that have been bandied about in this case, 11.4 and 11.8 PSI, are far higher than the Deflategate numbers were and well within a margin of error measurement. Even if this minute deflation was “natural,” it does not in anyway support the contention that the IGL played a significant role in Deflategate. The Patriots footballs were deflated far below these numbers, well over 50 percent in most cases, and any “natural” deflation simply cannot account for the Deflategate figures.

    In other words, the Patriots still cheated, and this does nothing to contradict that conclusion.

    And that might make sense, if there had been an opportunity to test the balls the way they did with NE’s. It seems that your sample size is conveniently low, as it was with the Colt’s balls. See how that works?

    Nice try though, thanks for playing.

  35. Eight years! That’s about the typical value or life cycle for a first round draft pick. (assuming he’s a keeper)
    8 years is the direct penalty to the Pats for the NFL’s denial of science in this case.

    So the Pat’s have had to use other resources to replace that 8 year penalty. 8 frickin years! Never mind the 4 games for TB or the cash. Since TB has been on the team, the Pats have an average “earned” pick of 32.1

    Not counting there trades and wheeling and dealing, they’ve averaged the 32.1 overall pick in the draft since TB has been on the team. That’s amazing!

    But yet, they’re still right there at the top. That must really chap the arse of the 345 boys.

  36. PFT loves the Steelers says:
    Dec 15, 2016 8:29 PM
    Honestly I don’t buy the ideal gas law BS. I’ve had a fully inflated football outside in the cold and there is no noticeable difference after just an hour or so. Flame away bandwagon patsies fans. While I don’t buy the ideal gas law nonsense, I do think the NFL is making stuff up as they go along. They can’t decide whether air pressure is a serious issue or not.
    ===============
    That’s the good thing about science! It doesn’t care if you “don’t buy” it, because it’s still true!

  37. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Dec 15, 2016 6:38 PM
    The figures that have been bandied about in this case, 11.4 and 11.8 PSI, are far higher than the Deflategate numbers were and well within a margin of error measurement. Even if this minute deflation was “natural,” it does not in anyway support the contention that the IGL played a significant role in Deflategate. The Patriots footballs were deflated far below these numbers, well over 50 percent in most cases, and any “natural” deflation simply cannot account for the Deflategate figures.

    In other words, the Patriots still cheated, and this does nothing to contradict that conclusion.
    =====================
    What a joke. First in the general lack of understanding of the IGL. Second making that claim without even knowing the starting PSI level. Simply, without it you don’t know. At a starting PSI of 13.5 these measurements are actually more egregious than deflategate!

    50 % PSI loss! LMAO. Throw it out there and see if it sticks against the wall much? there is nothing to support any claim any deflategate balls measured between ~5-6 PSI. Give me a break already. SMH

  38. PFT loves the Steelers says:
    Dec 15, 2016 8:29 PM
    Honestly I don’t buy the ideal gas law BS. I’ve had a fully inflated football outside in the cold and there is no noticeable difference after just an hour or so. Flame away bandwagon patsies fans. While I don’t buy the ideal gas law nonsense, I do think the NFL is making stuff up as they go along. They can’t decide whether air pressure is a serious issue or not.
    —————————–
    Fairly simple. Measure the ball and record the PSI. Put ball in fridge overnight. Take out of fridge, measure the ball and record the PSI.

    The results won’t be all that surprising.

  39. It’s a scientific fact, (see John Leonards tests) that a football loses PSI at a rate of about 0.05 per degree change.

    Given that, If the temps are what are expected in Chicago this Sunday. (-2 F) then all the footballs will be between 8.9 psi and 9.9 psi. This is not disputable. It’s science!

    72 degree change x 0.05 = 3.6 PSI

    It’s that easy folks!

    Free you minds of ONLY THE HATE!

  40. You can criticize Goodell all you want but it’s the Steelers who cheated. And it was the Patriots who cheated the year they won the Superbowl. Goodell isn’t deflating any balls. He’s not using PEDs. He’s not spying on other teams. Blame him all you want but the Steelers and the Patriots are the ones racking up the stolen wins. Scorching the earth with all this talk about Goodell doesn’t change the fact that the Steelers and the Patriots are just massive cheaters.

  41. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    Dec 16, 2016 12:53 PM
    You can criticize Goodell all you want but it’s the Steelers who cheated. And it was the Patriots who cheated the year they won the Superbowl. Goodell isn’t deflating any balls. He’s not using PEDs. He’s not spying on other teams. Blame him all you want but the Steelers and the Patriots are the ones racking up the stolen wins. Scorching the earth with all this talk about Goodell doesn’t change the fact that the Steelers and the Patriots are just massive cheaters.
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    If you admit the Patriots and Steelers cheated it should be a fairly nominal next step to see the more than obvious difference in punishment for both acts. That sure as heck falls at the feet of Goodell. No matter how you want to pretend otherwise.

  42. whispersd says:
    Dec 15, 2016 9:57 PM

    “Honestly I don’t buy the ideal gas law BS. ”

    —————————————————————
    You don’t have to believe that its true. ..science doesn’t care what you believe….it just does what science does.

    Others can watch the science, that you deny exists, crush a soda can in a video posted popular online video site. Just search for: “The Ideal Gas Law: Crash Course Chemistry #12” (Crash Course).

    They will watch as the ideal gas law crushes a soda can at 6:15 in the video.

    People that want to see that you are wrong can also watch the ideal gas law deflate and re-inflate a football in a video titled “DEFLATE GATE & WHY SCIENCE SAYS THE PATRIOTS DID NOT TAMPER WITH FOOTBALLS”

  43. @osiris33
    You wrote: “The figures that have been bandied about in this case, 11.4 and 11.8 PSI, are far higher than the Deflategate numbers were and well within a margin of error measurement.”

    I know, & you know, that you haven’t the slightest clue what you’re talking about. You’re just making stuff up.

    The 11.4 & 11.8 psi numbers are, by themselves, as irrelevant as your IQ.
    __

    osiris: “Even if this minute deflation was natural…”

    O really??
    12.5 to 11.4 is “minute”??
    13 to 11.8 is “minute”??
    13. 5 to 11.4 is “minute”??

    When you pull nonsense like this right out of your butt … does it hurt?
    __

    osiris: “… it does not in anyway support the contention that the IGL played a significant role in Deflategate.”

    LMAO.
    No, 150 of trivial gas statics DEMANDS that “the IGL plays a significant role in Deflategate”.

    You haven’t the slightest clue how to calculate the numbers, do you, osiris? It’s all jut Greek to you.

    The IGL (when PROPERLY applied) explains all of the pressure drops in every ball in NFL history. Including the entire pressure drop in both the Pats’ & Colts’ balls in the 2014 AFC CC game.
    __

    “The Patriots footballs were deflated far below these numbers, well over 50 percent in most cases …”

    Better watch out, osiris. The “5” in that “50 percent” has got a pointy end to it.

    The reality is that, in dropping from 12.5 psi to 10.9 psi (the accurate nominal of the Pat’s game balls), the Pats’ balls lost ~5.9% of their pressure.

    You haven’t the slightest clue how to calculate that number, do you? So, instead, you just pull “well over 50%” out of your nether regions.

    LMAO at your posturing, incompetence & clueless assertions.
    __

    osiris: “… and any “natural” deflation simply cannot account for the Deflategate figures.”

    Well, having proven that your “calculations” are simply “numbers ignorantly pulled out of your own ass”, your assertions fall flat.

    Your numbers are completely wrong.
    Your understanding of the issues is nonexistent.

    When the data from the 2014 AFC CC game are competently, honestly analyzed, then the pressures seen are exactly what the IGL (& Mother Nature) demand that they must be.
    __

    “In other words, the Patriots still cheated, and this does nothing to contradict that conclusion.”

    In other words, the baseless, ignorant assertions of clueless morons who pull numbers out of their own asses are … you know … utterly irrelevant.
    __

    PS. The proper calculation of the Pats’ pressure drop:

    Starting pressure: 12.5 psig
    Final pressure of game balls: 10.9 psig

    These are gauge pressures.
    If you use these to calculate the percent change, you’re guaranteed to get … the wrong answer.

    In order to properly calculate the percent change, one MUST use the absolute pressures. Why? Because you have to count ALL of the molecules of gas inside the ball, not just some of them.

    Absolute pressure is given by:
    PSIA = PSIG + 14.7 psi.

    P1 = 12.5 psig + 14.7 psi = 27.2 psia.
    P2 = 10.9 psig + 14.7 psi = 25.6 psia.

    So the correct calculation is:
    Percent change = ∆% = 100 * (P1 – P2)/P1
    = 100 * (27.2 – 25.6)/27.2 = 5.9%.

    The opinions of people who are clueless on the trivial, fundamental principles are irrelevant.

  44. In comment above:

    “No, 150 of trivial gas statics DEMANDS that “the IGL plays a significant role in Deflategate”.”

    should read:

    “No, 150 years of trivial gas statics DEMANDS that “the IGL plays a significant role in Deflategate”.”

  45. Roger Goodell LIED THRU HIS TEETH throughout that DeflateGate fiasco. Goodell began to STRONGLY suspect the truth of the matter as of late October 2015. Goodell also lied when he said, during the summer of 2016 that “the NFL Front Office would be monitoring the pressure in ALL TEAMS’ footballs during the 2016/2017 season”. When it got to the end of the season, he lied when he said that he MEANT that the “NFLFront office would do spot checks of SOME TEAMSKfootballs.”

    Nonetheless, by late October, something significant happens in NORTHERN cities in the US… it starts to get cold. When it did, the NFL realized that EVERY TEAMS’ footballs were “deflating on exactly the same temperature &(unlikely that they were competent enough to notice) water exposure schedule as did the Pats’ & Colts’ balls in that 2015 AFCCC Game.

    In late October, Goodell called a press conference & announced that “This case is no longer about ‘pressure in footballs, & that he wouldn’t be talking about pressure in footballs anymore, but rather it was about ‘the authority of the commissioner of the NFL to impose whatever punishment he thought was appropriate in ANY case, regardless of guilt or innocence.” Imagine a judge in a criminal case stating that the trial of an accused person was “not about that person’s guilt or innocence”. It was about “the judge’s authority to throw the guy in prison”. That judge would be thrown off of the bench INSTANTLY.

    But Goodell’s lying was just beginning. By Feb of 2017, there was precisely ZERO doubt that “nobody had let any air out of any footballs in that game. The EVERY SINGLE football in EVERY SINGLE GAME ever played in the NFL, in college & in high school “deflated” on EXACTLY the same temperature & water exposure schedule as did the Pats’ & Colts’ balls in that game. It turns out that Roger Goodell is NOT in charge of “how the pressure in footballs changes as a result of air temperature & water exposure (footballs are made of cow hide (aka, “denatured collagen) which expands when it gets wet. Mother Nature is in charge of that and, being a cast iron bitch, she cedes her authority to NO ONE. Not quarterbacks, not lawyers, not clueless sports reporters, not clueless NFL Commissioners.

    Mother Nature’s authority is NOT called “The Ideal Gas Suggestion”. It’s the LAW.

    The other despicable outcome of this fiasco is that the lawyers Ted Wells, Lauren Reisner & Brad Karp, also LIED THRU THEIR TEETH, as did the despicable hired guns at Exponent Inc. That entire “engineering report was a giant steaming pile of Technobabble and willful incompetence & intentional lies. Not just a few errors, but lie after lie after lie after lie.

    There is only ONE aspect of this case that is not certain: lDid Goodell order a “guilty” verdict from Wells, or did Wells decide to do that on his own?”

    PROOF of what I am saying takes a trivial amount of knowledge (about a competent 10th grade physics student’s ability), but the facts are laid bare when Goodell called a press conference in Feb 2017 to announce that the NFL was going to appeal the ruling of NYC Judge Berman who set aside Goodell’s punishments as “outside the constraints of the league rules.

    By this time Goodell had 5 MONTHS of pressure data from around the league, PROVING that every team’s footballs were “deflating exactly like the Pats’ balls did. He had FIVE MONTHS to decide whether he was going to continue to drag Brady’s career long reputation thru the mud, or to simply tell the truth, that “we didn’t & don’t to this day understand the simple physics behind pressure in footballs.

    Goodell chose (& continues to choose) to lie about the whole affair. When asked by a reporter at that press conference, “Roger, the NFL collected pressure data from all team’s footballs this last year. Would you show us that data?” This is the moment when Goodell revealed that they had NOT done what they promised to domonitor ALL TEAMS footballs, ut rather SAMPLED SOME TEAMS’ footballs).

    Goodell replied “we said we’d sample the pressure in SOME teams’ footballs. But we never said that we’d release that data.” And they never have. Precisely because that data PROVES that nobody let any air out of any football in that game & that the Wells Report is a giant willful LIE.

    Also THIS GAME (the December, cold weather,) game between the Giants &. Steelers is additional proof that ALL TEAMS’ footballs “deflate” exactly as did the Pats & Colts’ balls during that game.

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