After 103 days of research, interviews, experiments and other fact finding, independent investigator Ted Wells released his report on DeflateGate.
The 243-page document outlines the finding in the investigation, which arose after the New England Patriots were accused of using improperly inflated footballs during last season’s AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Here are important phrases, people and terms used most often in the report released Wednesday.
2 — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s name is found just twice in the report. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who was disappointed by the report, also appears twice.
7 – The phrase “more probable than not” is used often. Three of these instances are found on Page 2, which appears, in part, below.
Using the phrase “more probable than not” on a science project in school is more probable than not going to result in a poor grade.
16 — The report states Jim McNally, the officials locker room attendant for the Patriots, referred to himself as the “deflator.”
32 — Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is mentioned in the report more than 30 times. However, the report does not present any evidence of any wrongdoing by him regarding deflated footballs.
76 — Unsurprisingly, “inflated” is one of the most used terms in the report. It appears often during the NFL rules and scientific experiment portions.
138 — “AFC Championship Game” is referenced quite a bit, as it was the game during which the deflated balls were used.
358 — PSI (pounds per square inch), the unit of pressure that was measured to determine how inflated the footballs were, appears in just about every section of the report.
378 — “Tom Brady” is the central figure of the report. See the above excerpt for the report’s conclusion on Brady’s involvement.
498 — McNally, the locker room attendant, is mentioned nearly 500 times. John Jastremski, an equipment assistant for the Patriots, appears 543 times.
799 — “Patriots” is written almost 800 times, while “Colts” appears on 455 occasions.
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