Friday, August 07, 2015

Ravens' denials add another layer to 'Deflategate'

You don’t have to be Alex Jones to conjure up a conspiracy theory when it comes to the Baltimore Ravens and their influence on DeflateGate. After all John Harbaugh and Chuck Pagano are as thick as thieves and the former was hopping mad after being shown up by Bill Belichick’s alignment hijinks a week prior to the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts.

Tuesday’s release of documents by the NFL Players Association provided a number of interesting nuggets, not the least of which was the confirmation that Harbaugh’s Ravens did indeed tip off the Colts about concerns over kicking balls in the divisional-round postseason encounter between the Ravens and Patriots. From there it doesn’t exactly take a Jerry Fletcher-like leap to assume a vengeful Harbaugh also tipped off his good friend and former defensive coordinator about possible football deflation, a narrative the Ravens attempted to quash on Wednesday.

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