Sport Report: NFL investigating deflated football Steelers used Thursday night

13:41  10 august  2018
13:41  10 august  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Deflategate: Part 2, anyone? The infamous saga may have a sequel coming in the near future. FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer reported on Sunday that the New York Giants alerted the league office that the Pittsburgh Steelers were using deflated footballs in Week 13.

As NFL investigates Deflate -gate would be wise to speak to Ravens. Some there believe kicking balls used in their playoff game underinflated. Breaking: A league source tells me the NFL is investigating the possibility the Patriots deflated footballs Sunday night .

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Has Deflategate come to the preseason?

The NFL is investigating after the Steelers were using a deflated football during the third quarter of Thursday night’s preseason game against the Eagles, according to Howard Eskin of WIP.

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Eskin, who was working the game as the sideline reporter on the Eagles’ broadcast, said he saw the football in question and it was “like a marshmallow.”

The incident took place during the third quarter while Mason Rudolph was playing quarterback for the Steelers, according to Eskin.

In the AFC Championship Game in January of 2015, the NFL concluded that the Patriots had used a deflated football. After a lengthy investigation, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was given a four-game suspension and the Patriots were docked two draft picks and fined $1 million. Whether the NFL would pour similar resources into investigating a deflated football thrown by a backup quarterback in a preseason game remains to be seen.

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At least by underinflated- football -story standards. Recall how long it took for the NFL to make a statement in regards to the New England Patriots’ version of deflate -gate? Ben Roethlisberger's response to report # Steelers accused of using deflated balls: "We used nerf balls."

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