breaking news

Schools, newspapers, businesses receive emailed bomb threats

DEFLATEGATE 2? NFL says deflated ball used by Steelers was 'defective,' report


The Steelers are at the center of another possible controversy, but this one doesn’t have anything to do with the National Anthem.

The team is being accused of using a deflated football during Thursday’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

According to Howard Eskin of WIP, the NFL is investigating.

>> Read more trending news 

 

Eskin tweeted that he saw the football in question during the third quarter of the game and it looked like a “marshmallow.”

>>Related: 2 Miami Dolphins, other NFL players kneel during national anthem in preseason openers 

Mason Rudolph was playing quarterback for the Steelers at the time.

According to a report by Yahoo! Sports, the NFL released a statement saying the ball in question was 'defective.'

“All footballs were in compliance with NFL rules following the pregame inspection process and all proper procedures were followed. In the third quarter, a football that was found to be defective was removed from play and will be sent back to Wilson for review.”

Who can forget “Deflate Gate” – when the NFL concluded that the Patriots used deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game in January of 2015. It cost the team two draft picks and a $1 million fine. Quarterback Tom Brady was also suspended for 4 games.


Reader Comments


Next Up in Nation & World

Read: Maria Butina’s plea agreement with the federal prosecutors
Read: Maria Butina’s plea agreement with the federal prosecutors

Maria Butina, the Russian woman who used her interest in gun rights and her connections with members of the Republican Party to try to gain influence in the highest reaches of the U.S. government, reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors Thursday to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to act as a Russian agent in the U.S. Part of that deal includes...
Southwest flight returns to Seattle after human heart left aboard plane
Southwest flight returns to Seattle after human heart left aboard plane

A Southwest flight bound for Dallas returned to Seattle when airline officials realized a human heart was left on board.  >> Read more trending news  The “life-critical cargo shipment” intended for a Seattle, hospital was supposed to be removed from the plane’s previous flight Dec. 9, KTVT reported. “We...
Trump reportedly spending 16 days in Mar-a-Lago for Christmas, New Years 
Trump reportedly spending 16 days in Mar-a-Lago for Christmas, New Years 

President Donald Trump may be spending 16 days at his Palm Beach, Florida, resort over the holidays. >> Read more trending news  The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported that according to a temporary flight restriction issued Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday, Trump could be in the area from Dec. 21 to Jan....
Detroit meteorologist Jessica Starr dies by suicide
Detroit meteorologist Jessica Starr dies by suicide

A Detroit news station is mourning the loss of one of its meteorologists. WJBK reported that one of its own, Jessica Starr, died of suicide Wednesday night. She was 35, according to The Detroit News, citing public records. >> Read more trending news  “Our hearts are broken. Last night we were informed our Jessica Starr took her life...
VitaminWater offers $100,000 to ditch phone for 1 year
VitaminWater offers $100,000 to ditch phone for 1 year

Would you leave your phone behind for a year to win big money? VitaminWater is challenging smartphone users to break their device addiction. For $100,000, officials with the company are asking people at least 18 years or older and residing in the United States to trade their smartphones in for a 2000s-era, calls-only phone. If you survive...
More Stories