No, not Allied...
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Erm, his footballs, of course! Get your minds out of the gutter, people!
For those of you who haven't been keeping up, the New England Patriots have been under investigation for the past couple of months after they were accused of purposefully deflating balls to make them easier to catch!
In case your wondering, this is a BIG no-no in the league and it's even worse when you consider that the Pats ended up winning the Super Bowl!
"For the reasons described in this Report, and after a comprehensive investigation, we have concluded that, in connection with the AFC Championship Game, it is more probable than not that New England Patriots personnel participated in violations of the Playing Rules and were involved in a deliberate effort to circumvent the rules… Based on the evidence, it also is our view that it is more probable than not that Tom Brady was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities of [Jim McNally] and [John Jastremski] involving the release of air from Patriots game balls."
So what does this all mean? Basically, the Patriots most likely cheated and Tom most likely knew about it!
However, this is where things get kind of tricky…
As the report mentions, the game in question is the AFC Championship game, which the Pats won by a whopping 38 points, and it's nearly impossible to prove they won because of the deflated balls!
And if that's not bad enough, they eventually went on to win the Super Bowl! It's unclear if the league can or will take any action on the matter, but all we know is Tommy has some SERIOUS explaining to do!
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