Reports indicate that after Indianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson picked off Brady, he noticed the ball didn't have as much air as usual. He then gave the allegedly under-inflated ball back to the team’s equipment manager, who in turn handed it over to head coach Chuck Pagano.
That’s when "Deflate-gate" was born.
Leave it to Rob Gronkowski to poke fun at the NFL’s probe. In his usual fun-loving nature, the charismatic New England tight end "revealed" he was the man responsible for the under-inflated ball fiasco with this tweet:
The Patriots could be fined and be stripped of draft picks if found guilty by the league, but in reading the reactions of Brady, head coach Bill Belichick and, of course, Gronkowski, the team doesn’t seemed too worried about it.