Patriots Fan Nailed Deflated Footballs to Pole Near Roger Goodell’s Maine Home
For one Patriots fan, Deflategate was avenged long before Tom Brady and company mounted the most historic comeback in Super Bowl history; before TB12 received Super Bowl MVP honors the same season he was forced to sit out the first four weeks; before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell contorted his face into something vaguely resembling a smile while congratulating him.
No, for one gloriously petty Pats fan, victory was already theirs.
WCSH-6 reports that someone nailed deflated footballs to a telephone pole at the corner of Black Point Road and Route 1 in Scarborough, Maine, a short distance from Goodell’s $6.5 million summer home on Prout’s Neck.
— OffTheMonsterSports (@OTMSportsBOS) February 8, 2017
Scarborough police beefed up patrols outside Goodell’s home after the commish upheld the four-game suspension he handed Brady in 2015 for his alleged role in Deflategate. “[The NFL] did reach out and let us know about the decision and that it might not be popular,” Chief Robbie Moulton told the Portland Press Herald at the time.