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Justin Jones referenced ‘Deflategate’ when asked about Bill Belichick


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“I heard it’s still going on, so we’ll see.”

Justin Jones after making a tackle against the Browns in a pre-season game earlier in 2022. AP Photo/David Dermer

The Bruins defeated the Ducks 2-1 in a shootout Thursday. Boston will host the Minnesota Wild on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Celtics will be in Miami tonight to play the Heat at 7:30 p.m.

Boston College Football takes on No. 13 Wake Forest on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

And the Patriots will face the Bears on Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m.) at Gillette Stadium.

Justin Jones’ thoughts on Bill Belichick: While the “Deflategate” controversy has largely faded in NFL history, it apparently remains alive in the mind of Bears defensive lineman Justin Jones.

When asked what he thought of hearing Bill Belichick’s name from CHGO Sports’ Mark Carman before the next game against the Patriots, Jones cited the strange saga of football and deflation.

“Deflated balls,” he replied.

“I heard it’s still going on,” Jones added. “So I’ll check [the footballs] Before leaving. I’m so serious. I heard it’s still happening so we’ll see. I’m sure to check. I play this game with honesty, you know what I mean?

Jones, 26, was a third-round pick by the Chargers in 2018. He signed the Bears to a two-year contract earlier in 2022.

The Bears will have to upset the odds to beat Belichick and the Patriots. Chicago enters the Week 7 game as a (current) 8.5-point underdog.

Anecdotes: Justin Jones was selected 84th overall in the 2018 draft. Can you name the 83rd pick that year?

(Answer below).

Hint: Drafted by the Ravens, he’s now a starting offensive tackle for the Chiefs (and made three Pro Bowls along the way).

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It was an iconic moment for Fisk, the Red Sox and baseball, inspiring generations of Boston fans (including a few fictional fans as well).

daily highlight: Jonathan Quick made the perfect goal-line save for the Kings on Thursday, though the Penguins still won in dominant fashion, 6-1.

Quiz answer: Orlando Brown Jr.



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