Goodell (who insists there’s no relation to the NFL commissioner) subjected a regulation NFL football to different weather conditions and climates. Humidity, cold, snow, wind chill — all the stuff you’d see at a football game was on the table. And the result (via CBS Boston):
Then he took pressure readings. And guess what?
“Every single time I did this test the PSI dropped at least 2 PSI. That means it was scientifically proven that Tom Brady didn’t deflate the footballs, and it was just the weather conditions,” he says.
Goodell took home an award for his scientific dilligence as well. Of course, given that the school in question is about an hour’s drive away from Gillette Stadium, the judges might not have been impartial. But you can’t argue with science.