“More probable than not” Patriots manipulated balls.

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by VondyP, May 6, 2015.

  1. VondyP

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    Add another asterisk to the collection.
    Interestingly, the report specifically states that Brady must have known.

    As you can see, Kraft is still sticking to his "atmospheric pressure" claim:
    Statement from New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft on the Wells Report | New England Patriots

    I really don't think "probably" means they are going to be punished.
    Sounds like they will get nothing except the asterisk next to their trophy in everyones minds.

    The official report will be released sometime in the next 24 hours I believe.

    Ted Wells: “More probable than not” Patriots manipulated balls | ProFootballTalk
    Wells report finds that New England Patriots probably deflated balls
    Deflategate Investigation: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction | Bleacher Report


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    Don't know if these have been released before but there are texts between equipment managers talking about Brady complaining to them about the inflation levels of the balls. At one point they even joke about going to ESPN about it.

    If nothing else, the Wells Report gave us hilarious text messages about Tom Brady, Deflategate - The Washington Post

    Also:
    Text messages suggest Tom Brady had knowledge of deflating | ProFootballTalk

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  2. J Falk

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    Tell me something I don't know. the patriots "dynasty" is one great big asterisk. Anyone who disagrees can gtfo
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  3. Ensconatus

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    Unfortunately the fact that ONLY the colts said anything means - more teams than not have been doing this for awhile now.
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  4. Thaddeus43

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    JCBRAVE Wake up and die right Tip Jar Donor

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    Lets say they did cheat, would anyone have beaten them? No.

    In fact, Im glad they did or didn't cheat, Colts lose... :)
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  6. Ensconatus

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    It's not a single team incident. The Ravens have been doing the same ****. Tip of the iceberg dolts
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    Ravens are master floppers, thats worse than under inflating the balls, thats practiced cheating at its finest, need a 1st down on 3rd and 20? Just call a red robin blast 234 flop right and get the free pass interference call!

    Ravens are cheaters as much as anyone, theyre the last ones to be complaining..
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  8. VondyP

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    Updated the post, text messages between equipment managers show Brady complaining to them about the high inlfation levels of the balls, and even mention (jokingly) going to ESPN about it.

    Also:
    Text messages suggest Tom Brady had knowledge of deflating | ProFootballTalk
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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    And?
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  10. TorontoTitanFan

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    They'll be punished. Probably not too harshly.

    I believe all the good teams find a way to get small edges. The Patriots have been caught a couple times, but there's no way they regret this. They have the Super Bowl rings and those aren't going anywhere.

    Honestly, I wouldn't mind this if I was a Patriots fan. Proves my team is so dedicated to winning they are willing to do anything and risk tarnishing their own legacies.
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