In order to “protect” against what’s been marketed as rampant cheating among the Patriots organization, the NFL used police escorts to insure the balls used in the Patriots-Chiefs on Sunday weren’t tampered with.
Right when I think the idiocy of the infamous Deflategate has fluttered off into an ether of unimportance, it re-emerges. Why? Because the media loves to regurgitate and spew the same headlines in a million different incarnations.
Massachusetts state police spokesperson, David Procopio, released this statement: “At approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Massachusetts State police at Logan airport were notified by the Hyatt Hotel on airport property that the officials at Gillette Stadium for that afternoon’s Patriots’ playoff game had left official, specially designated footballs and pressure gauges behind at the hotel. The hotel had been contacted by the NFL after it realized the equipment had been left behind. State Police contacted an NFL security official at Gillette Stadium. NFL security requested State Police assistance in bringing the footballs and gauges to the stadium.”
Good grief. We now need state police to manufacture a game of high integrity. What’s next? The CIA? An outside agency photoing every move Bill Belichick makes? And we wonder where our tax dollars go.
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