Giants alerted National Football League that Steelers used deflated balls

Toby Graves
December 15, 2016

"I'm sure they all have pretty strong opinions, too".

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay (22) breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.

"The officiating game ball procedures were followed and there were no chain of command issues", league spokesman Brian McCarthy.

"I left my pump at home", he said, cracking a big grin as reporters broke out in laughter. While no formal complaint was filed with the NFL, the Giants did notify the league that the balls were under inflated. "All footballs were in compliance and no formal complaint was filed by the Giants with our office". "I have put my situation behind me a long time ago and they will decide whatever they want to do".

"I just know that they said that they felt a little. I think the league has also probably learned that when situations like that come up, it's good to get correct information out, so they obviously did that". My job is football and playing well.

Here's more from Brady's interview with Gray.

On similarities between the Ravens and Patriots: "I feel in a lot of ways, they're a similar team to us".

Of course, the league has never admit that this is the reason why the Patriots footballs were found below the limit, so it will be interesting to see if they make that defense on behalf of the Steelers. The Giants and Steelers played on Sunday afternoon in 40-degree weather, not unlike the weather between the Patriots and Colts in the 2014 AFC Championship Game. "Hopefully it doesn't come down to one of the kickers on either side of the ball".

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