Deflategate Football Sells for Nearly $44,000 in Auction

July 18, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One of the footballs used during the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts sold at auction Saturday.
According to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell, auction house Lelands.com sold it for $43,740 on behalf of Laura Nichols, and it's believed to be the only Deflategate ball available for public purchase. Pats receiver Brandon LaFell gave Nichols the ball in the third quarter following teammate LeGarrette Blount's touchdown.
Rovell added:
Although the balls were re-inflated to the proper levels for the second half, the report by Ted Wells commissioned by the NFL said that they were in fact the same balls used during the first half.
So while it's unclear exactly how much that particular ball was used in the first half, it was in the rotation of deflated Patriots footballs. The Wells report cited the testing of four balls after the game.
The Deflategate ball is far from the most expensive piece of sports m...

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