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The NFL has released the DeflateGate findings

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Four and a half months after the game was played, the NFL has released attorney Ted Wells' investigation into the so-called DeflateGate scandal stemming from the New England Patriots' AFC Championship victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

The report - all 243 pages of it - can be found here.

In short, the investigation points the finger at locker room attendant Jim McNally, equipment assistant John Jastremski and says quarterback Tom Brady "was at least generally aware" of McNally and Jastremski's actions. However, the league did not find an organization-wide conspiracy involving owner Robert Kraft or head coach Bill Belichick.

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The most revealing detail of the investigation may be the text messages between McNally and Jastremski and their general disdain for Brady. There's a lot of stuff in here pic.twitter.com/KPspYr72rG — Patrick Claybon (@PatrickClaybon) May 6, 2015

As was previously reported, the Colts first grew suspicious during the clubs' regular-season meeting.


As he has throughout the four-month ordeal, Kraft came out strongly against the investigation.

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See the full response here.

In the end, the Patriots will not receive an apology from the league and the league will not reclaim the Lombardi Trophy New England won in February, and we can all move on from one of the most mind-numbing scandals in recent memory.