The same is being said about Tom Brady and professional football.
they way I understand it adjusting the balls to the QB's liking, regardless of NFL rules, has been common for a very long time. And it does not degrade to spectator (bill payer) experience, so it is not at all the same thing.
When it comes the betting industry ( legal/illegal) it matters. Think of all the games the Pats won and how many folks lost money because Brady and McNally joined forces to squeeze air from the balls.
No difference between this and the steroid scandal in baseball. Greats like Ernie Banks never used steroids or any other drugs. They earned their reputation/respect from hard, hard work and tons of talent.
Brady thought he'd never be caught. Good thing his wife makes the big bucks.