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Earlier today, the New England Patriots issued a rebuttal to Ted Wells' report, pointing out what the organization saw as flaws the Wells report. Some of the highlights include giving their own take on the measurements taken by referee Walt Anderson and the text messages exchanged Mr. Mcnally and Mr. Jastramski.

Here is a summary of the report, per the Boston Globe:

“The conclusions of the Wells Report are, at best, incomplete, incorrect and lack context. The Report dismisses the scientific explanation for the natural loss of psi of the Patriots footballs by inexplicably rejecting the Referee’s recollection of what gauge he used in his pregame inspection. Texts acknowledged to be attempts at humor and exaggeration are nevertheless interpreted as a plot to improperly deflate footballs, even though none of them refer to any such plot. There is no evidence that Tom Brady preferred footballs that were lower than 12.5 psi and no evidence anyone even thought that he did. All the extensive evidence which contradicts how the texts are interpreted by the investigators is simply dismissed as “not plausible.” Inconsistencies in logic and evidence are ignored.”

The statement also said that the NFL was actively withholding the active PSI measurments:


You can read the report in it's entirety here.

Conor Frederick 5/14/2015 12:31:00 PM Edit
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