Fans sick of ‘DeflateGate’

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WPRI) — Speculation about the NFL investigation into the Patriots’ use of deflated footballs during the AFC Championship is wearing on fans.

“I was tired of it Monday morning,” Sarah Cuoto told Eyewitness News. “I can’t believe it’s Friday and they’re still discussing it almost nonstop.”

Those who came out to put their artistic skills to work Friday at a paint night in Cumberland were working on a portrait of Tom Brady. The Pats quarterback has been at the center of the controversy after telling reporters he had no idea how the footballs may have lost air.

“A lot of it is speculation until the NFL comes out and says exactly what happened. So until then, try to ignore it. On to the Super Bowl,” Scott Flatto said.

Charlie Hall, a local court sketch artist, hosted the paint night. He joked that it won’t be long before more conspiracies are pinned on Brady.

“I think that maybe someday if the Goodyear Blimp gets grounded and can’t go up, they’re going to blame Tom Brady for deflating it.”

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