DeflateGate is a non-issue according to the majority of people and at least one Indianapolis Colts player.
The Twittersphere was buzzing after an ESPN report came out Tuesday night that said 11 of the 12 game balls the New England Patriots used in the AFC Championship Game against the Colts were under-inflated. The blistering hot takes, like one columnist calling for Bill Belichick to be fired, almost melted Twitter, and a couple of Indy players even threw in a couple jokes of their own.
Both punter Pat McAfee and cornerback Darius Butler made light of the situation, but their teammate Dwayne Allen had a more serious take.
The tight end said the 45-7 beatdown happened because the Pats were the better team, not because some footballs might not have been inflated properly.[tweet https://twitter.com/Dallen83/status/557793603700154369 align=’center’]
So, that’s enough to put the deflated football controversy to rest, right? Hey, we tried.
Not to mention officials allegedly removed the under-inflated footballs at halftime when the Pats led 17-7. Tom Brady and Co. then torched the Colts for 21 points in the third quarter en route to their dominating win.
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