With reports now surfacing that 11 of the Patriots' 12 AFC Championship game footballs were under inflated - that DeflateGate may well have merit - questions now must be asked about New England head coach Bill Belichick.

If the rumors are true, this would be the second time that Belichick's Patriots have been caught cheating - with the cloud of 2007's Spygate still, in some ways, hanging over the franchise - and it would now be fair to wonder about the coach's legacy.

In my opinion, there's no doubt that the should-be lofty status of Bill Belichick has been tainted.  He is an incredible football coach, but he's an incredibly bad cheater, and there is now a pattern of cheating that can be tied to his name.

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