Football Used During Deflategate Game Up for Auction - NECN

Football Used During Deflategate Game Up for Auction

The ball has hit the auction block through the online auction house Lelands

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    Football Used During Deflategate Game Up for Auction
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    Tom Brady addresses media on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 regarding the air pressure in the footballs used to beat the Colts for the AFC Championship

    A properly inflated ball from the game in which Tom Brady used underinflated footballs is up for auction.

    Bidding starts at $25,000 in the auction running through July 17.

    An NFL-commissioned report found that during a halftime examination, 11 of the 12 balls used by the New England Patriots offense were under the league-mandated minimum of 12.5 pounds per square inch. The balls were re-inflated for the second half against the Indianapolis Colts.

    The ball being auctioned was used on a third-quarter touchdown run by LeGarrette Blount in New England's 45-7 win over Indianapolis in the AFC championship game. He dropped it and teammate Brandon LaFell picked it up and handed it to a fan, according to Lelands, which is running the auction.

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    The NFL suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady on Monday for the first four games of the season for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC title game.
    (Published Monday, May 11, 2015)

    The NFL fined the Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks. A hearing before Commissioner Roger Goodell on Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension is scheduled for Tuesday.

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