BOSTON (CBS) –  No, Rob Gronkowski, I don’t think President Obama was “wasted” Thursday when he cracked a Deflategate joke at a White House ceremony honoring the Super Bowl champs.

The president said “I usually tell a bunch of jokes at these events, but with the Patriots in town, I was worried that 11 out of 12 of them would fall flat.”

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OK, not a real side-splitter, but fair game for a comedy roast. And in a way I thought the commander-in-chief did us a service by bringing up the subject.

Thursday marked 90 days since the NFL began it’s “investigation” into Deflategate, or, more accurately, non-Deflategate.

In a brilliant piece on cbsboston.com, my colleague Michael Hurley notes the investigation of Non-Deflategate has lasted significantly longer than the first voyage of Columbus and the Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries marriage, two legendary journeys of discovery.

Honestly, I had started to forget about the whole thing. Outside of sore losers in a few cities I won’t name (like Indianapolis, New York, Seattle and Philadelphia), no one’s even dwelling on that stuff anymore.

Or so I thought until we learned it was on the minds of the executive branch, big-time.

So I have to wonder – what exactly is taking so long?

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Ninety days seems like enough time to run tests on the suspect balls, and any other balls. If there is anyone they want to interview who is still refusing to talk, why is that being tolerated?

Why is research that should have taken three weeks tops taking three months?

Justice delayed is justice denied.

Time for the NFL to at least make us square with the president.

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Jon Keller