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Amidst the swarming allegations of the Patriots use of deflated footballs in their 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, teams and players seem to be rushing to be rushing to the Patriots defense of their clandestine manipulation of the pigskin.

Almost immediately after the news broke, reports surfaced of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spoke up, describing his preference of balls inflated past the NFL's predetermined limit.

It's easy to sit back and nitpick the Patriots for their blatant disregard of NFL rules governing the PSI limitations on game balls, they've brought it upon themselves. Rodgers took things a step further blasting NFL Officials for their handling of the balls pregame.

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"I have a major problem with the way it goes down, to be honest with you," Rodgers told a Milwaukee ESPN affiliate Tuesday. "The majority of the time, they take air out of the football. I think that, for me, is a disadvantage."

"The majority of quarterbacks, I would say more than half, are maybe on the other end of the spectrum and like it on the flatter side," Rodgers continued.

 In the grand scheme of things, the inflation or deflation of the football has very little to do with the outcome of the game as a whole. Unfortunately that's not the crux of the issue. The issue is the Patriots are once again embroiled in a cheating scandal that mocks the NFL rules and challenges the integrity of the game.



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Andrew Sheehan 1/21/2015 05:58:00 PM Edit
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