New England Patriots Battles Deflated Ball Scandal



By  Kamber Bonner

The much awaited Super Bowl is here again and fans are going wild, maybe even a little too wild. The New England Patriots are set to play the Seattle Seahawks on February 1, 2015 in what is expected to be a very exciting game.

Instead of getting prepared for their sixth Super Bowl, the Patriots are preoccupied with defending themselves against what they say are false accusations. The N.F.L. has hired a law firm to investigate whether or not the Patriots deflated the footballs used in their smashing victory against the Indianapolis Colts, which sent them on to the Super Bowl.

It has been confirmed that some of the balls were not inflated to proper N.F.L. standards during the A.F.C championship game, however the cause is not yet known.  Both New England Coach Belichick and Quarterback Tom Brady denied all accusations of tampering with the balls. Brady responded, “I didn’t alter the ball in anyway. I have no knowledge of wrongdoing.”

The Columbia University physics department is being consulted in an attempt to find the truth. Scientists are in disagreement as to whether or not weather and temperature could be the cause of low-inflation. If so, the issue could be easily dismissed as no one’s fault.

Fans and haters alike want to know, who or what is to blame? Why wasn’t the problem addressed during the game? Most importantly, will any action be taken against the team?

As far as this upcoming Sunday goes, we can be almost certain that New England will remain in their spot to play in Super Bowl XLIX, as the N.F.L. has not said otherwise. Patriot’s fans can only hope that their team’s competitiveness hasn’t been “deflated” by their recent setback.

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