Patriots Accused of Cheating as NFL Launches Investigation
January 19, 2015 2:46pm PST
On Sunday night, the New England Patriots destroyed the Indianapolis Colts with a 45-7 victory, securing their spot in the Super Bowl. However, today things aren’t looking nearly as good for the Patriots, who have been accused of cheating in the game.
NFL officials are currently investigating claims that the Patriots drained air from footballs to make them easier to handle in the windy conditions. If they are found guilty of tampering, the team could lose their draft picks for next season.
Despite the accusations, officials admit that even if they did cheat it probably did not affect the outcome of the game.
“Nobody is suggesting [that ball tampering] is why the [C]olts lost obviously,” wrote sports reporter Bob Kravitz. “They were manhandled.”
H/T: The Blaze