Have a bit of wax and are dyed the reddish color. In my experience the footballs that are dark like that have been wet and rubbed with a towel which removes the dye. I've had plenty of nfl game balls. A lot of Qb's don't like brand new football's, so they condition them a bit.
The dark color on the ball is from the tarnish that rubs off of Brady's six Super Bowl rings.
Part of the USA Today Sports Media Group
BigBlueInteractiveSM provides news, analysis, and discussion on the New York Football Giants. This site is owned and operated by Big Blue Interactive, LLC. If you
have any questions or comments about this website, please see our contact information page.