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Wednesday’s Mashup: TSA trolls Tom Brady with Deflategate joke on travel tips page

Lucy Burdge
September 19, 2018 - 4:50 am

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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Boston at NY Yankees, 7:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7)
MLB: St. Louis at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Colorado at LA Dodgers,10 p.m. (MLB Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- The TSA is still trying to make Deflategate jokes happen.

All Deflategate jokes are lame but the one the TSA posted on its travel tips page is especially annoying.

On its “Get Ready for Game Day” section, there are tips for traveling with helmets, cleats, gum and … inflatable sports equipment.

Under a picture of Tom Brady, it reads, “Having to leave your favorite pigskin at home would be soooo deflating. Thankfully, inflatable sports equipment is allowed in both carry-on and checked luggage. That includes inflatable footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, etc.”

Really mature, TSA. And timely.

-- The Uber driver allegedly groped by Jameis Winston is now suing the Buccaneers star for the 2016 incident.

In the lawsuit, the woman claims she picked up Winston and his friends from a nightclub in Scottsdale and heard someone in the group say, "she is hot. You should sit in the front seat, Jameis."

Winston did sit in the front seat and reportedly acted belligerent and wanted a burrito. When the woman brought them to a drive-thru, Winston leaned over and "placed his fingers between her legs and pressed them firmly against her vagina over her yoga pants" while they waited for the food.

The woman said she looked at Winston and he took his hand away.

She then dropped them off at their destination and texted her boyfriend that she had been "semi-molested by the Tampa Bay Bucs QB."

Winston has apologized and was never charged but the NFL suspended him for three games after an investigation.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  “It won’t be myself and Matt out there doing anything. But, it is a fun challenge. Matt’s been a great friend of mine for a long time. He’s extremely talented as a coach, he’s a great person and he’s – I’m excited for him to have this opportunity to be the head coach of the Lions.” -- Josh McDaniels, on facing former colleague Matt Patricia and his Lions on Sunday

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