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Surveillance Video Reportedly Shows Patriots Locker Room Attendant Carry Footballs Into Bathroom

Surveillance Video Reportedly Shows Patriots Locker Room Attendant Carry Footballs Into Bathroom

It’s unclear, though, if the person of interest committed any wrongdoing, sources told FOX Sports.

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2. The NFL has zeroed in on a locker room attendant as part of its investigation into underinflated footballs used by the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship Game.

The league determined that 11 of the 12 footballs the Patriots used while playing the Indianapolis Colts were underinflated by a significant amount. The Patriots ended up winning the game 45-7.

Underinflated footballs can provide a competitive advantage because they’re easier to grip and throw.

The first underinflated ball was noticed when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw a pass that was intercepted by a Colts defender, who notified an official.

The NFL has since launched an investigation into who deflated the footballs. Teams provide 12 footballs bearing their logo that are tested two hours prior to kickoff.

Sources told FOX Sports on Monday that there is surveillance video showing the locker room attendant taking the footballs from the official’s room into another room at Gillette Stadium before bringing them out to the field.

The league, though, is still trying to determine if any wrongdoing occurred.

The investigation into the deflation remains ongoing.

3. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the “other room” in question was a bathroom at Gillette Stadium, and the video shows the locker room attendant carrying 24 footballs with him.

Twelve of the footballs were for the Patriots, and twelve were for the Colts. But as Florio reports, there is one confusing detail:

“[T]he video shows the employee in the bathroom for approximately 90 seconds.

Could the employee have fished 12 balls out of a fairly large bag, deflated each of them by two pounds, put them back into the bag, and exited the bathroom in roughly 90 seconds?”

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Son Surprises Avid Bengals Fan Dad With Trip To Bengals Game

Son Surprises Avid Bengals Fan Dad With Trip To Bengals Game
Son Surprises Avid Bengals Fan Dad With Trip To Bengals Game

Last Sunday, amazing son Brian D decided to surprise his die-hard Cincinnati Bengals fan dad with tickets to the big game. 

Dad has always loved the Bengals, but had never even been to any NFL game his entire life. 

While the family was having a nice chill session in the living room, Brian dropped the news slowly.

First, he gave him an authentic Bengals cap, then an official Bengals jersey. After dad suited-up, Brian gave him the grand finale of plane tickets, hotel room reservations, and Bengals tickets. 

Tears were shed. 

Over the course of the week, the video has gone viral, already garnering over a quarter million views!

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/10/10/son-surprises-avid-bengals-fan-dad-with-trip-to-bengals-game/

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Cris Carter Speaks Out Against Child Abuse During Emotional ESPN Segment (Video)

Cris Carter Speaks Out Against Child Abuse During Emotional ESPN Segment (Video)

Cris Carter agrees wholeheartedly with the Minnesota Vikings‘ decision to pull Adrian Peterson out of Sunday’s game against the Patriots, after the star running back admitted to charges of abusing his son.

According to ESPN, Peterson has since turned himself into police. He was booked and then released on a $15,000 bond.

During an emotional segment on ESPN’s “NFL Sunday Countdown,” Carter stopped the show to speak out against child abuse and even gave some personal insight about how he was raised and how it brought him to raise his own children today.

This is the 21st century. My mom was wrong. She did the best she could, but she was wrong about some of that stuff she taught me.

And I promised my kids that I won’t teach that mess to them. You can’t beat a kid to make him do what you want to do.

Carter played 12 seasons for the Vikings and praised their handling of the situation. However, he also feels more should be done to prevent anything like this from happening again.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/sports/cris-charter-speaks-out-against-child-abuse/756194/

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Fox News Anchor’s Message After Watching Ray Rice Punch His Wife In An Elevator: “Take The Stairs”

Fox News Anchor’s Message After Watching Ray Rice Punch His Wife In An Elevator: “Take The Stairs”

1. Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice was suspended by the NFL on Monday after TMZ released a video of him knocking his wife, Janay, unconscious in an elevator.

Baltimore Ravens' running back Ray Rice was suspended by the NFL on Monday after TMZ released a video of him knocking his wife, Janay, unconscious in an elevator.

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2. After watching the violent video, Fox host Brian Kilmeade’s message was to “Take the stairs.”

Fox News Anchor's Message After Watching Ray Rice Punch His Wife In An Elevator: "Take The Stairs"

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3. In a segment on Monday, Kilmeade and co-host Steeve Doocey also criticized domestic violence victims like Janay and Rihanna for not breaking up with their abusive partners.

Fox News Anchor's Message After Watching Ray Rice Punch His Wife In An Elevator: "Take The Stairs"

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Janay and Rice were married a month after the incident. Doocey (left) said, “I should also point out after that video, now you know what happened in there, she still married him.”

Kilmeade said that Rihanna too went back to Chris Brown right after he violently assaulted her. A lot of people thought that “was a terrible message,” he added for good measure.

4. Watch the segment, uploaded by Think Progress, here.

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=uh7Qhc_LX18&t=14. youtube.com

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NFL Suspends Ray Rice Indefinitely After Video Surfaces Of Him Knocking Out Then-Fiancée

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NFL Players Association Silent On Ray Rice

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Even Adrian Peterson’s Daughter Disrespects the Cleveland Browns

Even Adrian Peterson's Daughter Disrespects the Cleveland Browns

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The Cleveland Browns, it seems, are even a laughingstock when they win.

Days after trading running back Trent Richardson to the chagrin of their downtrodden-yet-loyal fan base, the Browns pulled off a shocking upset win over the Minnesota Vikings and NFL superstar Adrian Peterson on Sunday. The Browns win featured a game-clinching touchdown with under a minute left and multiple trick plays. But alas, it was Peterson who stole the show after the game — and on Twitter, no less.

The Browns have long been an object of NFL ridicule, and even Peterson’s young daughter had a hard time digesting the loss:

The comedic anecdote became a viral hit with fans online, racking up more than 42,000 retweets in less than 24 hours. No word yet on when Peterson’s daughter will join ESPN’s NFL Live studio show for more trenchant analysis.

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