Colts interception started Patriots' deflated ball controversy

When Indianapolis Colts veteran linebacker D'Qwell Jackson intercepted a pass and gave it to an equipment manager, it was noticed that the football seemed deflated.

That raised questions into where the New England Patriots deflated the football, which is now being investigated by the NFL.

"If something is noticed, it’s not unheard of for a ball to be removed from circulation and then tested during the week for whatever issue there was," NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said.

Patriots coach Bill Belechick was once fined $500,000 for the SpyGate scandal.

“I can’t imagine,'' Belichick said in a conference call. "I really don’t know what to say or know anything about what we’re talking about here. Whatever it is, we’ll cooperate with them the best we can.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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