The New England Patriots probably deliberately deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January, and quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the scheme, the National Football League said on Wednesday.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league would consider possible disciplinary action and what rules, if any, need to be changed.
"At the same time, we will continue our efforts vigorously to protect the integrity of the game," he said.
A 243-page report was released by Ted Wells, an attorney hired by the league to investigate allegations that the Patriots . . .