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Patriots respond to Wells report, launch WellsReportContext.com

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The New England Patriots and their lawyers have responded to the Wells Report: they launched a detailed rebuttal on the website WellsReportContext.com.

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The New England Patriots have officially responded to the Wells report by launching the website "wellsreportcontext.com." In it, the Patriots have annotations from their legal representation who were present during all interviews of Patriots personnel at Gillette Stadium, scientific evidence to refute the Wells report science, amongst other things. Here is the opening paragraph from their introduction:

The conclusions of the Wells Report are, at best, incomplete, incorrect and lack context. The Report dismisses the scientific explanation for the natural loss of psi of the Patriots footballs by inexplicably rejecting the Referee’s recollection of what gauge he used in his pregame inspection. Texts acknowledged to be attempts at humor and exaggeration are nevertheless interpreted as a plot to improperly deflate footballs, even though none of them refer to any such plot. There is no evidence that Tom Brady preferred footballs that were lower than 12.5 psi and no evidence anyone even thought that he did. All the extensive evidence which contradicts how the texts are interpreted by the investigators is simply dismissed as "not plausible." Inconsistencies in logic and evidence are ignored.

In the Patriots’ report, they appear to have their legal team dissect everything that they believe is inaccurate with the report. There’s a whole lot of reading to be done, and no telling what the public reaction to this is going to be. We’re going to be dissecting this throughout the day.