Colts' GM Ryan Grigson alerted NFL on deflated footballs

Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk:
Last week, Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson admitted that he alerted the league of the team’s suspicions the week prior to the game, contradicting prior reports and explanations from the league that suggested the issue first came up during the AFC title game. The popular view had been that, unlike his predecessor Bill Polian, Grigson had no specific reason to be suspicious or resentful of the Patriots.

Ryan Grigson worked for the Eagles during a Super Bowl XXXIX loss to New England. Three years earlier, Grigson worked for the Rams during a Super Bowl XXXVI loss to the Patriots.

While waiting for the Ted Wells report to be released, Colts' GM Ryan Grigson joined the camp of former Carolina Panthers" GM Marty Hurney. Both are of the opinion that a “culture of cheating” existed. Former St. Louis Rams' RB Marshall Faulk and QB Kurt Warner each have suspicions about a pregame walkthrough being videotaped prior to a Super Bowl XXXVI loss to the Patriots.

Ryan Grigson feels that the New England Patriots took Super Bowl rings off his fingers. The grudge against the Patriots is over a decade old. Grigson may not be the only NFL executive who is hoping to catch the Patriots in the act. NFL V.P. of game operations (and former Jets employee) Mike Kensil may go back to last century in his disdain for the the New England Patriots and their antics.

"Misery loves company."

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