Deflategate: Part 2, anyone? The infamous saga may have a sequel coming in the near future.
FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer reported on Sunday that the New York Giants alerted the league office that the Pittsburgh Steelers were using deflated footballs in Week 13. After the Giants forced two turnovers of the Steelers, they tested two footballs on the sideline. Both of them came back under league standards for PSI, so the Giants sent those footballs to the league office.
The league issued this statement on Sunday.
Our statement re Fox report: pic.twitter.com/wdUj2dbDeF— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) December 11, 2016
Glazer reports that the NFL is correct in saying no formal complaint was filed, but the league was still informed that the balls were under the minimum for PSI.
The New England Patriots, of course, were outed for using deflated footballs against the Colts in the playoffs a few years ago. D'Qwell Jackson brought the ball to the sideline after a turnover, thus shedding light on the under-inflated footballs. The rest is history as the Patriots were docked a first-round pick and Tom Brady was suspended four games.