May 6, 2015 8:25 PM
Mixed reaction from NH Pats fans to Deflategate report
The rumors started after the New England Patriots beat the Colts in the AFC Championship game that the NFL was investigating whether the team used underinflated footballs.
"They deflated a couple of footballs. It's not going to change the fact that they won," said Patriots fan Jason Masiello.
The Ted Wells report, released today, states it is more probable than not that two Patriots employees, Jim McNally from New Hampshire and John Jastremski, deliberately deflated the footballs. The report does not implicate Bill Belichick, but states Tom Brady was at least generally aware of what was happening.
"If they're saying generally aware of it I assume he knew what was going on," said former Patriots player Steve Schubert.
Schubert thinks that even if Brady was involved, the incident doesn't impact the team's legacy.
"We use to use stick 'em on our hands now they have gloves. There are certain things you can do in the game to try and get an advantage," said Schubert.
Some fans feel the 'advantage' wasn't within the rules.
"Yeah, that's cheating. There's no other way to look at it," said Patriots fan Noble Hunt.
Now that the report is complete it's up to the NFL to decide if they'll penalize the Patriots.
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