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Deflategate: The Colts did it?


Bill Belichick and the Patriots have been taking heat for Deflategate but is it possible the Colts are at fault? (Photo From AP.)

There’s a new conspiracy theory going about about deflategate which is expected since the NFL hasn’t made a ruling and is dragging it out.

The new one is the Colts did it.

The Colts GM Ryan Grigson told the NFL to look into the possibility of the Patriots tampering with the footballs during the 2nd quarter of the AFC Championship Game, according to, Troy Vincent. He doesn’t say how Grigson became alerted to it.

The newest reports are most of the footballs were only a few ticks under the league’s minimum PSI.

“Many of them were just a few ticks under the minimum,” Ian Rapoport wrote.

He also said only one of the footballs was 2.0 PSI under the league’s minimum. That football being the one LB D’Qwell Jackson intercepted.

The first reports were that Jackson noticed it, but he denied those reports, so they said the Colts sideline noticed it.

The theory is now, the Colts sideline took the football Jackson intercepted and let some air out of it and then turned it over to the NFL to pin it on the Patriots.

Adam Schefter was on WEEI today, a Boston radio show, when he was asked about the newest rumor.

“I do think there are people who believe that,” Schefter said. “I know there are people who believe that. . . . I’ll just say, I’m not even going to specify, there are people who believe that, OK? There are people who believe that. And I think there are people who have heard that theory and who say, ‘That’s impossible.’”

If 11 of the 12 footballs were significantly deflated then the Colts couldn’t have done it, but if only one was deflated then the Colts could have done it.

The NFL hasn’t confirmed how many were deflated and if it was significant or not and they haven’t responded to the newest rumor.

Will the NFL ever make a ruling and did the Pats or Colts do it? Did anybody do it?



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