With 1:07 left in Monday night’s game between the Raiders and Eagles and the contest tied at 10, Oakland got the ball back. ESPN then paid tribute to Raiders long snapper Jon Condo for his work with veterans, cycling through several photos of Condo with veterans. Then, after the last one, the cameras showed a live shot of Condo. Condo was standing with punter Marquette King. And Condo was heating up a football, while arguably looking around to see if anyone noticed. Plenty of viewers did, and plenty of them remembered an incident from three years ago, when the Panthers (not the Vikings) were warming footballs during a cold game outdoors in Minnesota. The league didn’t punish anyone for that infraction, instead telling all teams to knock it off. Given what the league did to the Patriots in the #DeflateGate controversy, the disparity in reaction provoked some strong opinions from New England fans, and for good reason.
Video of Raiders long snapper heating football probably not a violation
Pro Football Talk | Dec 26