Well – this is not going to bode well for the New England Patriots. While most of you have said that it doesn’t matter, or that every team does this – this little incident is most likely going to cost the Patriots some draft picks, and possibly a hefty fine.
NFL has no comment at this time and Patriots say they will continue to cooperate with the investigation. More on SpotrsCenter.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 21, 2015
NFL rulebook calls for a minimum of a $25K fine for person who "alters" footballs.
— Christopher Price (@cpriceNFL) January 21, 2015
And for good measure –
Would the Patriots have won the game with fully inflated balls? Certainly. Did they know that before deciding to cheat? No.
— Dave Hogg 📎 (@Stareagle) January 21, 2015
We will update once we know more.