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‘Deflategate’ sequel? Nope, NFL says just a defective ball

‘Deflategate’ sequel? Nope, NFL says just a defective ball



'Deflategate' sequel? Nope, NFL says just a defective ball

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11 Aug 2018, 00:26 IST

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No investigation or federal case wanted this time. The NFL says a unhealthy soccer utilized in a preseason recreation Thursday night time used to be merely defective.

The league stated in a remark Friday that a ball used to be got rid of from play throughout the 3rd quarter of the Steelers-Eagles recreation in Philadelphia and shall be despatched again to producer Wilson for evaluate.

Questions about an underinflated soccer flared amongst enthusiasts on-line after the preseason opener when a sideline radio reporter tweeted that he noticed a ball taking a look “VERY deflated” after an incompletion thrown by way of Pittsburgh rookie Mason Rudolph.

That instantly introduced again reminders of “Deflategate,” the scandal brought about when New England Patriots celebrity Tom Brady used underinflated footballs throughout the 2015 AFC championship recreation. Brady used to be in the long run suspended 4 video games in 2016 for his position in a case that climbed all of the option to a federal appeals courtroom.

The saga triggered the NFL to switch the way it handles footballs sooner than and throughout video games.

NFL officers say all of the right kind procedures had been adopted throughout the sport Thursday night time.

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