'Deflategate' sequel during preseason? Nope, NFL says just a defective ball

6 players of interest ahead of Thursday's preseason opener

6 players of interest ahead of Thursday's preseason opener

Football returned far and wide Thursday night with a slate of 12 NFL preseason games, and with them seemingly a second installment of one of the league's most freakish controversies: Deflategate.

Questions about an underinflated football flared among fans online after the preseason opener when a sideline radio reporter tweeted that he saw a ball looking "VERY deflated" after an incompletion thrown by Pittsburgh rookie Mason Rudolph.

While Eskin's certainly a loud buffoon, he purports that the NFL is now handling and investigating the football.

I, for one, am curious to see what the punishment for tossing a deflated ball in inarguably the least important game of the year is.

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"In the third quarter, a football that was found to be defective was removed from play and will be sent back to [manufacturer] Wilson for review".

Clearly, whoever lent credence to such an improbable tale never tried to throw a smurf ball deep against National Football League defenders. "So the ballboy comes over, picks up the football, and he squeezes".

In the AFC Championship Game that followed the 2014 regular season, the NFL determined the Patriots purposefully used deflated footballs in their 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. He was unable to move higher than second on the depth chart and ended up being active for only one National Football League game in two years.

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