Player Survey Shows Majority Don’t Consider Patriots ‘Cheaters’ for Deflategate

August 12, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A survey of more than 100 NFL players by ESPN shows most of them believe the New England Patriots knew about the deflation of footballs. Yet a majority of them aren't upset by it and don't consider the Patriots "cheaters" because they think the manipulation of game balls is commonplace throughout the league.
Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com passed along the results of the 13-question survey, which also covered more general questions about cheating by NFL teams. Here is a look at the results to the inquiries about the Patriots and, more specifically, Tom Brady's alleged actions:
Other notable responses include 78 percent of players stating Brady's suspension should have been for fewer than the current four games, with the average answer being 1.5 games. Many (88 percent) also agreed commissioner Roger Goodell shouldn't handle player discipline.
In terms of tampering with footballs, 68 percent believe opponents do something illegal before games. As noted in the table, howeve...

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