On Jan. 18, 2015, hours after the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts, WTHR.com columnist Bob Kravitz broke the news that the Patriots used under-inflated footballs during the game. The report turned into Deflategate and launched a months-long saga that was full of drama and hot takes.
From Patriots head coach Bill Belichick dropping “My Cousin Vinny” references in a press conference to former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aiken claiming what Tom Brady “probably” did was worse than Bountygate, there were plenty of moments that made our jaws drop. And we kept track of them so you wouldn’t have to.
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Thumbnail photo via New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media at Gillette Stadium.