‘Ridiculous!’ – Troy Aikman Ain’t Buying Patriots’ Explanation of ‘Deflator’ Nickname
Today the New England Patriots tried to fight back against the claim that they cheated by saying that the man who handled the footballs, James McNally, was nicknamed “the deflator” not because he deflated footballs, but, get this, because he was trying to lose weight. Yeah. Well Troy Aikman ain’t buying, and neither is most of the internet:
How much more ridiculous can this get? RT @Edwerderespn: How to lose SB-winning QB, $1M and a first-round draft pick: The Deflator Diet Plan
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) May 14, 2015
When I saw the Patriots were trying to say "The Deflator" was a weight loss nickname, I swear I thought I was reading @TheOnion.
— Doug Russell (@DougRussell) May 14, 2015
Meanwhile, the dumber of the Patriots’ fan swallowed the excuse whole cloth while raising thousands to help the billionaire owner of the team pay his million dollar fee.