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Deflated football controversy just the latest reason to question integrity in sports
Deflated football controversy just the latest reason to question integrity in sports

The New England Patriots "deflategate" controversy would be a silly pre-Super Bowl sideshow if it wasn't such a sad commentary on the current state of the scandal-ridden National Football League. If you believe the latest reports, 11 of 12 Patriots game balls examined after the AFC title game were under-inflated, which may or may not have given New England an advantage in its lopsided victory Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium. Why it is silly: Because if deflating footballs made them that much easier to throw and catch, the NFL would have deflated them a long time ago. We love offense. We love touchdown dances. We feel defense is almost un-American....

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