Inconclusive Evidence in NFL vs Patriots ‘Deflategate’ Allegations!
According to ESPN Sports reporter, Chris Mortensen, the NFL league found 11 of the 12 footballs to be under-inflated in the cold and rainy Sunday match. However, the cold and damp weather can also play a role in making the balls deflated, he continued.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is unlikely to make a decision and defer rulings on accusations that someone from the Patriots team had sabotaged the game by ordering the air deflated from the footballs on Sunday’s match against Indianapolis Colts held at Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Commissioner has the power to impose sanctions if there are conclusive and incontrovertible evidence that someone cheated in a game to gain an unfair evidence or elements of sabotage. In this case, NFL has to obtain incontrovertible evidence that someone from Patriots had let the football’s air out.
After the second quarter of the game, the coach of Indianapolis Colts alerted NFL and complained that the balls were abnormally under-deflated. Investigation is however still ongoing.