The Patriots might have cheated a little bit.
Tom Brady was laughing before, but now he’s forced to answer questions that his team cheated in their blowout win over the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Champsionship game last week. When asked if his team used game balls that were under-inflated he said, “I didn’t alter the balls in any way.”
The NFL found that 11 of the Patriots’ 12 game balls from their AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis Colts were inflated significantly below the NFL’s requirements, league sources involved and familiar with the investigation of Sunday’s game told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
While the situation is currently under investigation, this isn’t the first time there have been accusations of cheating in sports. There have been many people caught cheating, from Lance Armstrong who allegedly used PEDs to win 7 straight Tour de France championships, to NBA referee Tim Donaghy, who altered calls in an NBA betting scandal that landed him in jail.
Cheating has been around since day one! Just ask the Black Sox.
Check out sports’ biggest cheaters of all time in the gallery below.
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