After a long drawn out witch hunt Ted Wells investigation of the New England Patriots concerning the proper inflation of game balls, you would’ve thought the NFL would be on its p’s and q’s when comes to making sure things are on the up and up during a Pats playoff game at Gillette Stadium.
But such was not the case as NFL officials forgot pressure gauges and official “K-balls” designated for kicking before the Patriots-Chiefs game on Saturday. League officials resorted to calling in the Massachusetts State Police for assistance in retrieving the the equipment from the Logan Airport Hyatt.
Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio:
“At approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Massachusetts State police at Logan airport were notified by the Hyatt Hotel on airport property that the officials at Gillette Stadium for that afternoon’s Patriots’ playoff game had left official, specially designated footballs and pressure gauges behind at the hotel. The hotel had been contacted by the NFL after it realized the equipment had been left behind.
State Police contacted an NFL security official at Gillette Stadium. NFL security requested State Police assistance in bringing the footballs and gauges to the stadium.”
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