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COLUMN: Where’s Big Ben’s investigation?

December 12, 2016

By Danny Picard

BOSTON — At one point in time, I thought my greatest fear was that we’d have to talk about Deflategate every day for the rest of my life.

But that’s no longer the case, thanks to the NFL’s response to another deflated football controversy. Though, when I say “controversy,” at this point, the only thing controversial is the NFL’s response. Which is why my new greatest fear is a world in which deflated footballs are now a “nothing to see here” issue.

Let me tell you what happened. FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer — who’s tapped in to the league pretty well — reported on Sunday afternoon that the New York Giants were suspicious of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ footballs during their Week 13 game in Pittsburgh. After two turnovers, according to Glazer, the Giants tested the PSI of the footballs, and found both footballs to be under the 12.5 PSI minimum.

“[The Giants] sent them into the National Football League, and they’re still waiting for a response from the NFL,” said Glazer during Sunday’s “NFL on FOX” pregame show.

Later on Sunday night, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported that the two balls the Giants “alerted the league” about were measured at 11.4 and 11.8 PSI.

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