Deflategate won't go away any time soon, especially with the issue remaining in the court system until at least March.
What did apparently go away very quickly, though, was any data on ball inflation/deflation PSI that the NFL collected over the course of the 2015 season.
After declaring last summer that ball pressures would be measured and recorded at various times in various games through the year, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Tuesday that no such data exists and that the measurements were simply meant as a deterrent.
The Boston Globe has Goodell dropping this bombshell declaration within the friendly confines of "The Rich Eisen Show." The Globe's Super Bowl coverage includes the challenges that Cam Newton faces as well as a look at the rising star of Von Miller. The* Globe *also has word out of Boston University that at the time of his death former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler was dealing with high Stage 3 CTE.
The Boston Herald also looks at Goodell's decision to keep PSI information under wraps. Herald columnist Ron Borges says that when it comes to Newton, it's not always black and white. Steve Buckley says to bet on Tom Brady making an appearance this week at Super Bowl 50, where the NFL will honor all past MVPs from the big game. The* Herald* also catches up with former Patriots defensive lineman Kyle Love, who's taken a long road to his current home at the Super Bowl with the Panthers.
In non-football news, the* Herald *passes along word that Brady took the top spot on US Trendy's Boston's 50 Most Fashionable list, with his little buddy Julian Edelman landing at No. 6 on the list.
ESPN writes about Rob Gronkowski giving Patriots fans tickets to Super Bowl 50 on "Conan."
ESPNBoston.com culls together all the columnists critical of Goodell's handling of the PSI measurements and information. The site also passes along NBC analyst and former New England safety Rodney Harrison listing a bruising running back among the Patriots top needs this offseason.
WEEI.com says Goodell's PSI comments on Tuesday are just the latest mishandling of Deflategate by the league and its commissioner. WEEI.com also declares that the Patriots missing out on the Super Bowl was good news for Goodell.
CSNNE.com has its own very critical piece regarding Goodell's PSI misstep. While most of the world is revisiting Deflategate, former Rams running back and NFLN analyst Marshall Faulk is still talking about Spygate.
NFL.com looks at the new contract Vinny Curry signed with the Eagles, which could be a factor as the Patriots and Chandler Jones long down the road toward a potential extension with the Pro Bowl pass rusher. The site also has the Browns deciding to cut ties with Johnny Manziel after repeated off-field issues.
NESN.com passes along Boomer Esiason saying he believes Brady has four or five more good years ahead of him in New England.
FoxSports.com notes that Patriots fans trailed only the Broncos in searching for flights to the Super Bowl before the AFC and NFC Championship games were played.