In 2016, The AJC’s Mark Bradley declared: “Deflategate is not over. Deflategate will never be over.”
It seems he was right.
“Deflategate,” for those who don’t remember, sparked after accusations that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did not properly inflate their footballs used in the 2015 AFC Championship game, giving them an unfair advantage.
The NFL's report found it was "more probable than not" that the New England Patriots violated the rules and deflated footballs.
Four years later, a 10-year-old in Kentucky has won his school science fair with the project “Is Tom Brady a cheater?”
Christopher Davis of Lexington posted photos of his son, Ace, on Facebook with the project, tagging both Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Kimmel.
“Problem: The national football league alleged that Tom Brady ordered the deliberate deflating of footballs to gain an advantage in the 2015 AFC Championship game versus the Indianapolis Colts,” Ace’s project reads, according to NFLDraftDiamonds.com.
Ace’s hypothesis: “Through various testing measures of different weights (PSI – pounds per square inch) of footballs, we should find that under inflated footballs provide a competitive advantage in a game.”
Conclusion: “The Patriots were found guilty of doctoring football [sic], thus losing $1,000,000 and future draft picks. Tom Brady is indeed a cheater.”
Since the Facebook post, Ace and his dad have been on the front page of their local paper, and made appearances on local news stations and CNN.
Brady and the Patriots arrived in Atlanta on Sunday ahead of Super Bowl 53. They will play the Los Angeles Rams on Feb. 3 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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