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Feb 18, 2015 5:26 PM

Two new theories surface about Patriots Deflategate scandal


The never-ending madness about the air pressure in New England Patriot footballs took yet another bizarre twist.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that an NFL official just might have sold one of the Patriots footballs from the AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts.

And he might have lost his job because of it, ESPN reported.

Reportedly these footballs weren't supposed to end up with officials but instead be donated to charity.

Schefter reported that a second official spotted this official having possession of one of the balls and told NFL superiors.

This follows by a day ESPN "Outside the Lines" that reported a Patriots locker room attendant was under investigation for trying to bring into the Colts game an "unapproved football."

Now the next key question? Was that locker room attendant, Jim McNally, an unwitting dupe by being given a fake ball by this NFL official?

Three weeks later and deflategate is showing no signs of losing any oxygen.

Sports radio commentators in Boston correctly point out these two new theories bring to six the widely-different media reports about this controversy as outlets scramble to be the one with the theory that's accurate when all the facts are born out.

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