Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady after the game.
New England Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl after an easy 45-7 win against the Indianapolis Colts yesterday, but the victory has been overshadowed by reports they may be facing an investigation over possible cheating.
Breaking: A league source tells me the NFL is investigating the possibility the Patriots deflated footballs Sunday night. More to come.— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) January 19, 2015
Reports online suggest the NFL are looking into whether the Patriots deflated the footballs used during the match.
Patriots cheating again? New England is accused of deflating footballs in the AFC Championship game http://t.co/tYCrmGeMVf— CapSportsReport (@CapSportsReport) January 19, 2015
I'm told at one point the officials took a ball out of play and weighed it. Should hear more tomorrow on this subject.— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) January 19, 2015
The game was played in poor weather conditions so a deflated ball would have been easier to throw and catch.
Patriot’s fans can go ahead and book their tickets to the Super Bowl as the investigation will not affect the result. But a negative outcome could cost them valuable draft picks next season.
Told if a league investigation confirms deflated footballs it will result in lost draft picks. Stay tuned.— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) January 19, 2015