The evidence listed in Wednesday’s “Deflategate” report:
Text messages between a part-time New England Patriots employee and an equipment assistant with talk of cash, free shoes and autographs.
The part-time employee a locker room attendant responsible for 12 footballs before the AFC title game spending 100 seconds in a bathroom after game officials had approved the balls for play.
Measurements taken at halftime after a team that is losing tips off the league about footballs that appear to be too soft.
The Patriots’ star quarterback and the equipment assistant suddenly exchanging phone calls in the days just after news of under inflated footballs blew up.
Those are the key points in the 139-page NFL-commissioned report given to the league’s brass.
The Patriots beat the Colts 45-7 in the January 18 AFC title game and went on to win the Super Bowl. Controversy swirled after the Colts raised concerns that the footballs used solely by the Patriots’ offense in the first half were under inflated.