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NFL investigating whether Patriots deflated footballs during AFC title game

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. The Associated Press

It’s always something with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, right?

On Monday, the NFL told the Daily News and the Washington Post that it was looking into whether the Patriots had improperly deflated footballs during their 45-7 blowout of the Colts in the AFC Championship Game.

Bob Kravitz of WTHR in Indianapolis tweeted this last night:

NFL rules state that the footballs used in games must be between 14 and 15 ounces. A slightly deflated ball would be easier to catch in rainy conditions, such as was the case Sunday in Foxborough, Mass.

You may recall that in 2007, the Patriots were fined and lost a draft pick for “SpyGate,” when they illegally recorded opposing coaching signals.

It didn’t take long for #InflateGate to pop up on Twitter:

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