There have been some scalding hot takes around the New England Patriots since Sunday, but Michael Wilbon’s might be hottest of all.
The longtime journalist and co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” suggested Monday that the Patriots should have to forfeit their spot in the Super Bowl if they’re found guilty of deflating footballs in the AFC Championship Game.
“The Patriots franchise is on probation as far as I’m concerned, from Spygate,” Wilbon said on Monday’s show, according to Boston.com. “If you’re a cheater, and you’re a multiple time cheater, I would say to the New England Patriots, ‘You know what we’re going to do? If this is found to be true, like today, tomorrow, the next 72 hours, the next three days, you know what? You’re forfeiting your spot in the Super Bowl. We’re vacating it. Get out! You’re a cheater, you’re a lying franchise.’ ”
The full audio of Wilbon’s rant can be found here around the 7-minute mark.
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