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DeflateGate: One year of controversy and jokes

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 12:22:11-05

One year ago Monday, the Colts lost to the Patriots in the AFC Championship game, 45-7. It ended the Colts season, but had a more lasting effect on the NFL. 

DeflateGate.

After the game ended, the NFL began investigating whether the Patriots had deflated footballs to give them an advantage.

The investigation ended with a four-game suspension for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady – which was later overturned by a federal judge on Sept. 3. 

But not before the scandal would launch #DeflateGate, leading to countless Internet memes and some local businesses joining in the fun.

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