The pats locker room attendant was seen taking the balls to another room before bringing them to the field.
Quick, I need your stories to change from "atmospheric conditions" to "the attendant acted on his own". You guys keep changing your story to defend them, don't stop now.
I will laugh my ass off if the Pats try to say some lower level equipment handler acted on his own.
You'd pretty much have to be an absolute moron to buy that notion.