The NFL released their findings stating that 11 of 12 footballs used in the AFC championship game were willfully deflated by the Pats. But even-though the team cheated, they will, most likely, be allowed to play in the big game.
Cheat on a test in school? You fail, no questions asked.
Cheat on your taxes, the IRS will find you. It won’t be pretty.
Cheat on a World Cup bid and, well, you probably get awarded that World Cup, but that’s neither here nor there.
The New England Patriots cheated in the AFC championship. As such, the team should be disqualified from the Super Bowl.
Deflating 11 of 12 balls in Sunday’s game, as has been reported by ESPN, is a major violation and something that had a great effect on the game. Given the number of deflated balls, it’s almost impossible this was accident, meaning that someone in the New England organization willfully tampered with the rules to give his team an advantage. That’s cheating. h/t usatoday
The penalty should be simple: Ban ‘em.
It doesn’t matter though. The NFL will turn a blind eye once again.