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Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo weighed in on this whole "Deflate-Gate" on Thursday, and went on record as saying the Patriots are attacked unfairly someones, according to WEEI..

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Mayo. “At the same time I know the guys are focused on Seattle and you know the whole ‘ignore the noise.’ That is what the guys are doing. When you get in between the walls, we’re studying film and trying to move forward.”

“I really don’t know. I don’t what know it is,” he said. “I feel like sometimes the team sometimes gets attacked unfairly, but at the same time really it doesn’t matter, we’re trying to put a good performance on each and every week. I know the guys are really focused on the game and it’s a huge game. We’re not really bothered with all that going on.”

As far as I can remember, I can't remember any team having to go through something like this right before the Super Bowl. I'm sure the Patriots are dealing with it in house, as they should, but this should NEVER have gotten to this point. D'qwell Jackson said that he wasn't trying to stir up controversy after reports surfaced that he was the one who noticed the ball he intercepted was deflated. Actually, he just wanted a souvenir, according to Yahoo Sports.

Jackson said he just wanted a souvenir. That’s common. Many players save balls after scoring touchdowns, or defensive players save interception balls, to put in their trophy case. Jackson had no inkling that would lead to the story of the week in the NFL.

That makes this whole thing more frustrating, because opposing players are saying this is much ado about nothing. Every sensible person is saying this is much ado about nothing. Mayo is right in saying that this is not fair, because this really isn't. This is really just the national media, particularly ESPN, finding an excuse to feed the "Patriots are cheaters" storyline.

Conor Frederick 1/23/2015 11:19:00 AM Edit

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