The controversy surrounding deflated footballs appears to be approaching a conclusion that seemed wildly predictable. According to Jay Glazer, the NFL has decided a locker room attendant is a "strong person of interest" in the controversy:
Breaking news: sources tell @FOXSports the NFL has zeroed in on a locker room attendant w Patriots who allegedly took balls from officials locker room to another area on way to field. Sources say they have interviewed him and additionally have video. Still gauging if any wrong doing occurred with him but he is strong person of interest
Have you ever heard "person of interest" used outside of an actual crime? This whole thing has gotten so absurdly ridiculous, I am actually finding myself more entertained as it progresses. Media day is set for Tuesday, and I think we can safely say there will be a ton of questions about the controversy. There will be plenty of deflection on it, but there will be questions.
The only question I am particularly concerned with is whether or not the attendant negotiated a nice little settlement from the Patriots before he agreed to take the fall. They could just not bother and throw him under the bus, but a few bucks from Belichick's bank account would potentially remove the issue.
Speaking of the controversy, SB Nation has some exclusive footage of the NFL's interrogation of a ball boy. As satirical as it might be, I could totally see the NFL doing this.