Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' Reacts to Bill Belichick's Response to Deflategate

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJanuary 25, 2015

Bill Nye signs copies of his new book
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The Deflategate scandal involving the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and deflated footballs during the team's victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game has taken another fun turn. 

A day after Belichick offered a quasi-scientific explanation for how the balls ended up deflated to illegal levels that unsurprisingly did not implicate the organization in any wrongdoing, scientist Bill Nye has essentially refuted the coach's claims.

"What he said didn't make any sense," Nye told ABC News

You can watch the full video below:

Nye is most famous for his former television program, Bill Nye the Science Guy, but in recent years, he has also become a champion for acknowledging the effects of climate change and regularly lectures at colleges and various conferences around the country. In the field of science, his opinion generally would be weighted a bit more heavily than anything Belichick said.

And his words on this matter add another twist to a Deflategate saga that just won't go away.

Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report noted that this entire incident is new ground to cover:

While Belichick tried to put the impetus on the NFL to figure out for themselves how the balls became deflated, since he claimed the team had nothing to do with it, Nye implied the only real way the balls would have been deflated was if someone did it manually.

Heading into the Super Bowl, that means the debate about what happened in New England will rage on until the commissioner's office addresses the incident.

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