Deflate-gate grows more interesting with each passing day. Especially after Jay Glazer, a senior writer for FoxSports.com, tweeted the fact that the NFL is closing in on a Patriots locker-room attendant who may have taken footballs away from the locker room and potentially deflated them — and the whole thing could potentially be on videotape. The reporter’s Twitter page (@JayGlazer) is listed among one of the most popular URLs at the moment by Alexa.com, all due to his inside knowledge about the deflate-gate melee.
“Breaking news: sources tell @FOXSports the NFL has zeroed in on a locker room attendant w Patriots who allegedly took balls from officials locker room to another area on way to field. Sources say they have interviewed him and additionally have video. Still gauging if any wrong doing occurred with him but he is strong person of interest.”
Already, the responses to the tweet claiming the NFL is zeroing in on a locker-room attendant are bringing up the same sort of “throwing under the bus” revelations that were seen when SNL spoofed deflate-gate on Saturday. In the article titled “SNL Tom Brady #DeflateGate Press Conference Scandal Gets Major YouTube Views [Video]” as reported by the Inquisitr, the blame game shifts from the coach to Tom Brady to an equipment manager, and now art seems to follow life.
“Looks Like The NFL Will Try To Blame ‘Deflategate’ On A Locker Room Attendant,” says the Huffington Post, and most sports fans are following the logic, assuming that a locker-room attendant wouldn’t take it upon themselves to deflate footballs without direction from the higher ups in the game.
Although Fox Sports did not name the supposed locker-room attendant of the New England Patriots who reportedly had a hand in altering the footballs during the controversial AFC championship game against Indianapolis, they are reporting that the NFL has already interviewed this “person of interest” and are trying to figure out if anything wrong was done by the nameless person.
However, whenever the deflate-gate surveillance video leaks online — especially if it displays the locker-room attendant not only removing the footballs from the locker room in Gillette Stadium to another room prior to delivering them to the field, but also sticking pins into any of the 11 footballs at the center of the controversy in order to deflate them — that video footage will surely go viral. Coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady continue to profess their innocence in the deflate-gate scandal.
[Image via SNL Tom Brady spoof]