Twitter Isn’t Buying Patriots’ “Deflator” Explanation

The team's lawyer claimed Jim McNally called himself "The Deflator" because he was trying to lose weight

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Brian Messenger

A Patriots lawyer says the "deflator" nickname used by a ballboy and cited in the NFL's decision to suspend quarterback Tom Brady was about weight loss, not footballs.

Team attorney Daniel Goldberg said Thursday the two Patriots employees used the term jokingly to refer to locker room attendant Jim McNally, who was trying to lose weight.

As you might expect, Twitter exploded in a hailstorm of skepticism.

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