NFL says 11 of 12 balls underinflated in Patriots-Colts playoff game

Eleven of the New England Patriots' dozen game balls were significant deflated, according to ESPN.

The Patriots are under investigation following their 45-7 AFC title game win over the Indianapolis Colts.

The investigation has found that footballs were deflated two pounds per square inch below NFL regulations.

According to ESPN, the league is upset and angry about the situation.

No alterations of footballs is allowed once they're inspected by referee Walt Anderson.

Part of the investigation that needs further vetting is how the 11 footballs became underinflated.

The balls are required to be inflated between 12.5 and 13.5 pounds per square inch and weigh between 14 and 15 ounces.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the team will "cooperate fully with whatever the league wants us to, whatever questions they ask."

Belichick was fined $500,000 in 2007 for having an assistant spy on the New York Jets' defensive signals.

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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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