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  • Roger Goodell doesn't give great explanation for lack of PSI data

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner2 hrs ago

    SAN FRANCISCO — It still doesn't make much sense why the NFL, which spent all last offseason acting like psi levels in a football was a pillar to the integrity of the game, didn't seem to care much about it this past season.

    Goodell was asked about the league's startling admission that it didn't keep any data on football inflation at his annual media conference on the Friday before the Super Bowl. The league announced new policies and procedures to make sure footballs were legally inflated, after the long and overblown deflate-gate controversy with the New England Patriots.

    Goodell danced around giving a reason for the incredible discrepancy between the NFL's actions last offseason over psi and its general malaise over the issue during this season. Goodell reiterated that the NFL made limited spot checks and found no violations.

    "The intent of what we were doing was not a research project," Goodell said. "It was to make sure our policies were followed."

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