How bad can you hate your opposing division rival? A lot if you are a Pro Bowler from the New York Jets. When Sheldon Richardson, and Nick Mangold were asked about the Patriots scandal they were happy that their division foe was going through some controversy.
“That’s the Patriots,” Richardson said, via Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post. “I’m not surprised at all. If they ain’t winning with controversy, they ain’t winning. . . .
“It’s funny when they say, ‘We keep it professional and clean cut.’ Because they don’t. They don’t at all.”
Mangold was skeptical that 11 of the 12 balls were also deflated.
“All 12 of [the Patriots’] balls having something wrong with them does tell you something is amiss,” Mangold said. “It does seem like it’s always something with the Patriots. It does seem that way.”