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Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and Seth Stevenson talk about the Wells report on the Patriots’ underinflated balls and how the NFL should punish Tom Brady. They also discuss Bill Simmons’ imminent departure from ESPN and the rise of daily fantasy sports.
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