AFC Final Not First Time Colts Complained About Pats Deflating Balls

Patriots' coach Bill Belichick will address allegations that his team deflated balls in the AFC championship game.
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A lot more coming up. Deflate-gate seems to be getting bigger. New reports the patriots may have used underinflated footballs in several other games this season. Let me tell you, it is a story that has this whole studio buzzing right now talking there at home I'm sure as well. We'll talk to Michael and Jesse palmer here live ahead. First ABC's Ryan smith is in the patriots hometown of foxborough with the latest. Good morning, Ryan. Reporter: Good morning, robin. The NFL deflate-gate continues. They could have a decision soon. As super bowl media available begins this morning, the world eagerly waits to see how patriots head coach bill belichick and his three-time super bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady will respond to the series of new allegations that the patriots may have tampered with footballs before. Sources telling ESPN the Indianapolis colts complained during this regular season game on November 16th after colts safety Mike Adams intercepted two balls he thought were deflated. The patriots quarterback talking about it during his 2011 interview while joking about tight end rob gronkowski. He spikes the ball and deflates the ball which I love. Reporter: As for Sunday's game, lead sources tell ESPN that 11 of 12 footballs the patriots used to beat the colts were underinflated by two pounds per square inch. The NFL telling ABC news the balls were properly inspected and approved two hours and 15 minutes before the game. Experts say the only time the patriots could have deflated the balls was in the minutes before kickoff or during the game on the sidelines with cameras watching so I wanted to see how long it would take to do just that. Just like that. What's that, three, four seconds? Right. Reporter: He sports science tackling another question. Does an underinflated ball actually help? A typical NFL player whether throwing or receiving could apply roughly ly the ball. Reporter: They've taken on the aura of an evil empire with headlines blaring, the patriots should be disqualified from the super bowl and deflating the ball be ? most, but this is the pats. However, don't tell that to the people of Boston. Our teams are the best teams and for somebody to condemn the patriots, they're idiots. That the balls were deflated or not inflated, who cares. Reporter: Overnight colts quarterback Andrew luck addressing deflate-gate for the first time. Sort of energy, you know, is sort of sucked out of you. You do feel deflated. I appreciate the use -- Oh. Reporter: Brady was among a group of quarterbacks who successfully lobbied the NFL to let teams use their own footballs on offense. While many say deflating it two pounds barely makes a difference, others say the patriots did it intentionally it's about playing the game the right way, robin. Okay, Ryan. We'll bring in ESPN network football analyst Jesse palmer, former quarterback in the NFL and, of course, with the Florida gators and our Michael Strahan. Look at our crew. They are waiting to weigh in. People are just cash dance get enough. Jesse, as a qb, what real difference does it make? This is an inflated football and this is a deflated football and the biggest advantage in this game playing in cold weather, wet weather like Terp in the afc title games allows the football to squeeze it harder and gives you more control and accuracy when throwing downfield. It's easier to catch. I think it's also easier to carry for ball carriers. Harder to fumble when you're carrying this football. Those would be the advantages patriots may have had. Every team -- people don't understand and thinking respect the colts playing with the same ball, no. The kickers have their own separate balls, as well. From a defensive standpoint if I get a shot on you there is a great opportunity to strip the ball away unless you're able to really grip it a lot better. It does make a big difference and think this is something that when you look at just in the spirit of the game that if it was done, it's not in the spirit of the game. How would you feel? How would you feel if you're on the field and this happens? As a fan -- as a football observer, someone who covers the sport I don't think the colts would have won the game anyway. As a fan it is -- it is -- it puts a damper on the win. It puts a damper on the patriots and this is somebody where the owner, one of the most revered owners in the league and the coach -- That's the thing. On the field I don't think this was that big -- they won it 45-7. It wasn't because of deflated footballs. They ran better and tackled better and blocked better. They were the better team. The bigger picture is ethic, cheating and keeping the integrity. The colts said the same thing. This is when our studio jumps in. It does matter. It does matter. I mean, yes, it doesn't affect the outcome of the game but what -- hearing from a lot of parents especially mothers saying what kind of message -- If you ain't cheating you respect trying. That's a terrible message. What happens to cheaters don't prosper. I think everybody loses in this. I think any time the integrity of cheating comes up it's a black eye for the NFL much it's black eye for the new England patriots. What about the referees that never spotted the football? They touched the ball every play. If the football was really deflated this much, someone is spotting a football. You got to stop the game. That's never been brought up. The referees are at fault just as much as -- Let's let the every man -- It's not right. I could have won that game. The NFL says it's a $25,000 fee for altering a game ball fine so it's a misdemeanor, right? Wearing a patriots sweatshirt. Biased opinion. Funny. Even in that piece, it's not a big deal. He's a patriots fan. Nothing in spirit of the game it is a big deal. As we were saying earlier some people say, well, why are they even playing? They should be out of it completely. I don't think that's going to happen but at some point there has to be rules and standards set so this doesn't happen again. This cannot continue to happen especially with one team being accused of so much That's right, Michael, Jesse. We've never cheated. No. Because we were never trying. Always good at that. George. Cannot wait to see what the NFL does about this.

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