Tom Brady you’re in luck. A 7th grader from Massachusetts has produced your best defense for the “Deflategate” scandal.
Twelve-year-old Ben Goodell, no relation to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, told CBS This Morning that his science class gave him the inspiration to look into the NFL scandal.
Goodell is not only a Patriot fan, but is a Tom Brady supporter, and not fond of the commissioner for accusing his favorite player of cheating.
Wanting to prove the commissioner wrong, Goodell set up an experiment for his school’s science fair.
To test the effect of weather on NFL footballs, Goodell used a standard NFL football to expose it to various weather conditions. He found every time the football was exposed to weather, similar to that in the “Deflategate” game, that the ball was two pounds underinflated. This level of under-inflation is the same as that during the “Deflategate” scandal.
The NFL has issued a “no comment” statement concerning the young Goodell’s findings.