Patriots May Have Cheated. NFL Investigating If Patriots Used Deflated Footballs in AFC Championship Game

Reports reaching us from’s Bob Kravitz confirm that the NFL 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. Deflating footballs isn’t a new issue in the game of football.

A USC football manager was fired from the team in 2012 after taking the heat for intentionally deflating footballs in a game against Oregon.

13 WTHR Indianapolis

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