Gone in 90 seconds.
It isn’t a sequel to a Nicholas Cage film. According Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, it is how long a New England Patriots locker-room attendant spent in a restroom with 24 footballs on the way to the Gillette Stadium field for the AFC Championship Game last Sunday.
The surveillance footage, discovered by the Patriots and given to the NFL as part of the league’s investigation into “Deflategate,” was first reported by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports on Monday afternoon.
A source has since told PFT the video shows a Patriots employee bringing two bags, one with 12 New England footballs and another with 12 Indianapolis Colts footballs, to the bathroom from the officials’ locker room.
What transpired over the 90 seconds thenceforth remains unknown.
Whether or not the 12 Patriots footballs were deflated by two PSI each in that amount of time remains to be seen. And whether or not the Patriots employee was simply using the facilities falls under the same category.