It appears that he may have. Eli had footballs altered to his exact specifications.
Here are the Giants’ procedures before a game:
■ The new ball is rubbed vigorously for 45 minutes with a dark brush, which removes the wax and darkens the leather.
■ Next, a wet towel is used to scour the ball until the ball’s outer surface is soaked through.
■ While the ball is wet, it is brushed again.
■ Then the ball is taken over to an electric spin wheel, where it undergoes another high-speed scrubbing.
At this point, the ball is put aside overnight. Then the process is repeated twice over the next couple of days.
Most likely they even altered the psi of the football. There’s no question that the NFL should investigate this and if true, make the Giants return their rings, trophies and any other item that signifies their victory over the Pats and award the Patriots two more super bowl victories.