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Deflategate 2.0? Steelers reportedly being investigated for using under-inflated footballs

Ryan Hannable
August 10, 2018 - 8:27 am

Deflategate 2.0?

Another NFL team has been accused of using under-inflated footballs and it's the Pittsburgh Steelers.

According to Howard Eskin, the Eagles' sideline reporter, one football the Steelers used in Thursday's preseason opener against the Eagles was very deflated and felt like a "marshmallow." He added the NFL is now investigating.

Eskin later added this occurred in the third quarter when rookie Mason Rudolph was at quarterback.

It's not expected this will turn into anything big, but it certainly is worth noting considering what the Patriots went through a few years ago.

UPDATE: The NFL released the following statement: "All footballs were in compliance with NFL rules following the pregame inspection process & all proper procedures were followed. In the 3Q, a football that was found to be defective was removed from play, will be sent back to Wilson for review.”

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