It’s becoming more clear — if it wasn’t already — that the NFL doesn’t have much of a case against the New England Patriots.
It’s tough to say for sure what role, if any, the Patriots played in the DeflateGate saga. What is clear, though, is that the NFL will have an extremely difficult time proving any Patriots wrongdoing.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that the unapproved kicking ball a Patriots staff member tried to insert into the AFC Championship Game was given to him by an NFL employee. That employee was fired, according to Schefter.
Schefter went on WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan Morning Show” on Thursday and said he has a hard time believing the NFL can prove the Patriots did anything wrong.
“It is going to difficult to prove anything and anybody,” Schefter said on WEEI. “Maybe they deflated footballs, maybe they didn?t. I have my own ideas. That is up for Ted Wells to determine and we will see what the facts in the case turn out to be.
“It is also indisputable here that the league screwed this up. They didn?t control the balls the right way. They didn?t have one guy in charge. One guy embezzling footballs. You have to be kidding me.
“Good luck proving something. I mean, they might. They might have something on Tom Brady or something that went on in the bathroom. I don?t know. Again, it?s up to Ted Wells. We?ll see what he determines.”
With the way this story has developed, it’s almost a certain some other wrinkle soon will surface as the football world continues to wait for Wells’ findings.
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