There’s an end in sight to the whole “DeflateGate” controversy.
In the two days following the Patriots’ 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game, the chatter has focused almost solely on the allegations that New England intentionally deflated footballs during the blowout victory. The NFL has been investigating the claim, something that was first reported Sunday night, and the league hopes to reach a conclusion this week.
NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent appeared on Tuesday’s “PFT Live” on NBC Sports Radio and said it should all be over soon.
“We’re hoping to wrap that up in the next two or three days,” Vincent said, per Pro Football Talk. “The team is in place in New England now interviewing staff members. We obviously want to get that on the table, get that behind us so that we can really get back to the game itself.”
Vincent added the claim is being viewed as such a huge deal because the league wants to protect the “integrity of the game.”
“For a fan, you want to know that everything’s equal,” Vincent said. “The integrity of the game is so important.”
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