NFL Refs Left Game Balls For Pats Game At Hotel
It was this time a year ago when the deflategate controversy surrounding the Patriots began. An hour before last week's Pats game some game balls were missing.Following deflategate the NFL put new measures in place to help eliminate another similar situation. Prior to last week's Patriots vs Chiefs playoff game the K-balls, used in the game by kickers were shipped to the referees hotel in Boston along with air pressure gauges.
At some point is was discovered by hotel staff and the refs that they were left behind at the hotel and contacted the Massachusetts State Police who were also contacted by the league once they discovered balls were missing.
State Police and a hotel employee then transported the balls to Gillette Stadium about an hour before kickoff.