Report: Patriots Locker Room Attendant Took Balls Into Bathroom For 90 Seconds
So maybe the New England Patriots locker room attendant wasn’t responsible for the deflated balls after all.
According to ProFootballTalk, the Patriots locker room attendantt who was seen leaving the official’s room and entering another room with the balls was actually going into a bathroom, where he remained for 90 seconds. The sources tell PFT’s Mike Florio that the bathroom consists of just one sink and one toilet (see image above), and the attendant took 12 of the Pats balls, as well as 12 of the Colts balls in there with him.
Did he use that 90 seconds to deflate 11 of the Patriots’ 12 balls by 2 psi each? If he did, that’s pretty impressive stuff. Maybe Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft secretly train and harbor professional football deflaters within some unknown dungeon beneath Gillette Stadium. I’m sure someone will come up with something good to keep this story going.