Deflategate

Deflategate

A controversy that began after the New England Patriots' were accused of having used under-inflated footballs during the 2015 AFC Championship Game, a move thought to have given them and quarterback Tom Brady an advantage by making the balls easier to grip. A lot of New England fans are still salty about Deflategate.
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Yes, the two men's relationship became strained during the Spygate scandal in which the Patriots were found guilty of attempting to steal opponents' sideline signals, and the Deflategate scandal in which millions of dollars in legal fees were wasted on a silly debate over whether the inflation levels of the footballs used by Tom Brady gave the quarterback an unfair advantage.
The "Deflategate" case damaged Goodell's close relationship with Kraft, one of his trusted advisers on many NFL matters, including labor and broadcast rights.
game suspension for his role in the Deflategate scandal that took place
The Patriots won both games in blowout fashion, with the 2014 AFC title game kicking off the infamous (http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4782561/timeline-of-events-for-deflategate-tom-brady) DeflateGate scandal .
Even the Deflategate scandal that swirled around the team in 2015 could not cause them to lose focus as they beat the Seattle Seahawks to be crowned champions.
The league has had to deal with other controversies in recent years, ranging from Deflategate to the way it deals with domestic violence accusations against players.
After his second touchdown grab, he celebrated by pretending to inflate the football - perhaps mocking New England quarterback Tom Brady's "Deflategate" issues.
From the time she arrived at the vaunted sports League three years ago, Hudson has faced one controversy after another, from Deflategate and domestic violence issues to ratings declines and current player protests.
Her family has started watching less football, not just because of head injuries, but because of the entire culture - the Baylor scandal, Deflategate, violent ads that air during NFL games.
Quarterback Tom Brady has looked like a man on a mission since returning from his four-game Deflategate ban.
The quarterback made his grand comeback after losing a legal battle against his suspension for the 2015 'Deflategate' issue.
The four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback has had to watch his New England Patriots team-mates win three of their first four games without him, after the 20-month 'Deflategate' saga ended with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell imposing the ban.
The four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback has had to watch his New England Patriots team-mates win three of their first four games without him after the 20-month 'Deflategate' saga ended with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell imposing the ban.
The Patriots coped admirably in the first three weeks of Brady's 'deflategate' suspension, but crashed to a 16-0 defeat against Buffalo with third-stringer Jacoby Brissett at QB on Sunday.
That is the key result from a case study involving Tom Brady, the 6'4", 225-pound star quarterback for the New England Patriots, and a news conference he gave concerning foe Deflategate scandal.