Suspicions began after an Indianapolis Colts player handled one of Tom Brady’s balls. This prompted the balls to be scrutinized by league officials.
“This is an issue we take very seriously,” explained NFL president Roger Goodell. “We will thoroughly examine these balls and ensure that, going forward, the balls are up to league specifications.”
This is the biggest controversy surrounding a player’s balls since 2007, when the New England Patriots were caught videotaping an opponent’s balls.