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NFL finds Pats personnel probably deflated balls

The NFL has found that it is probable that New England Patriots employees deliberately deflated balls during the AFC Championship Game in January.

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Wells report: 'Probable' Brady was 'generally aware'

"It also is our view that it is more probable than not that Tom Brady was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities of [Jim] McNally [the Patriots' officials locker room attendant] and [John] Jastremski [a Patriots equipment assistant] involving the release of air from Patriots game balls." Details

Wells Report analysis on Outside the Lines

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It was 108 days ago that the Patriots crushed the Colts 45-7 in the AFC Championship game.

Wells report: Pats staff probably responsible

"Based on the evidence developed in connection with the investigation and summarized in this Report, we have concluded that it is more probable than not that New England Patriots personnel participated in violations of the NFL Playing Rules and were involved in a deliberate attempt to circumvent those rules." Details

What this means for Tom Brady

Louis Riddick on SportsCenter: "It calls into question, why did you handle it the way you did? ... It's up to all of us as individuals to say, 'Is Tom Brady a cheater?'" Coverage continues on ESPN & WatchESPN

Schefter: Penalties coming soon

On SportsCenter, NFL Insider Adam Schefter says Tom Brady, locker room attendant Jim McNally, and equipment manager John Jastremski could face discipline within days: "Those three individuals at the heart of the investigation will face discipline." Reaction live on ESPN & WatchESPN

Robert Kraft statement

"As compelling a case as the Wells Report may try to make, I am going to rely on the factual evidence of numerous scientists and engineers rather than inferences from circumstantial evidence."

Wells Report: What happens next?

The findings of the report will be turned over to Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president of football operations, to consider possible disciplinary actions and possible changes to NFL protocol. Details

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Kevin Seifert @SeifertESPN

Wells: “A contrary conclusion requires the acceptance of an implausible number of communications and events as benign coincidences."

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

NFL considering discipline for Tom Brady, locker attendant Jim McNally, equipment asst John Jastremski, per source close to investigation.

Kraft 'disappointed' with Wells report

Said Patriots owner Robert Kraft, in response to the Wells' report finding: "To say we are disappointed in its findings, which do not include any incontrovertible or hard evidence of deliberate deflation of footballs at the AFC Championship Game, would be a gross understatement." Full statement

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Findings from Wells Report

Patriots' officials locker room attendant Jim McNally referred to himself as the "deflator" in text messages to Patriots equipment assistant John Jastremski.

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