Many Rhode Island residents are struggling to enjoy the Patriots' return to the Super Bowl this season due to the "Deflategate" scandal that has rocked the team. The Patriots beat the Colts in the AFC Championship game, giving the Patriots a berth in the Super Bowl. However, it was discovered that the Patriots beat the Colts with footballs that were under-inflated -- and provided by the team.
We won't discuss the merits of Deflategate at this time, but the Patriots' opponent in that AFC Championship game is going through some rough times now too, even outside of the context of Deflategate. One of their players was recently caught for driving under the influence. When Andrew Jackson, one of the team's linebackers, was pulled from the car and given a breath test, it was found that he had a blood alcohol level of 0.088.