WASHINGTON (ABC7) — While the New England Patriots team and fans have moved on from the "Deflategate" scandal, a Kentucky boy created a science fair project based on the deflated football controversy to prove it wasn't a hoax.
Ten-year-old Ace Davis came up with the idea to prove his theory that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a "cheater," according to a Washington Post story.
Davis conducted the science experiment in which he had his mother and sister throw footballs with different levels of inflation and recorded the average distances each ball traveled.
The family determined that the footballs thrown with less air traveled at a greater distance compared to footballs that were more inflated.
Ace's father Christopher Davis posted a photo of his son's science project on Facebook with the caption "Hater level: 100."
The Washington Post reports Ace earned honorable mention for his project which was good enough for the young boy to advance to the Lexington, Kentucky school's district competition.
Ace's father initially asserted in his Facebook post that his son won the science fair.
The Patriots were in hot water after it was discovered the team was using underinflated footballs during the 2015 AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Following the Patriots win over the Colts, Brady was asked if he knew about the deflated balls and he denied any knowledge of it.
Deflategate led to a nearly year-long legal battle, a four-game suspension for Brady by the NFL, and the Patriots being punished with a $1 million fine and loss of two draft picks.
The Patriots will face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Feb. 3.