It’s one thing to set up a sting to catch someone in the act of a crime, but it’s a whole different ball game when an official plants evidence in order to justify an investigation. It doesn’t matter if the official believes the suspect is guilty, planting evidence is a crime. In fact in the real world, it’s a felony.
After reading the Wells report, most took it at face value that it was the Colts’ interception that sparked a half time inspection of the Patriots footballs. This isn’t the case. It isn’t far fetched to suspect that Mike Kensil knew he was going to inspect the Patriots footballs before the AFC Championship game started. He could accomplish this feat by planting evidence of an illegal football known as the K-ball, or kicking ball.
This would be the justification needed to inspect all the footballs at half time. Continue reading