The Daily Scoop: 1-23-2015

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The Daily Scoop is our morning segment that highlights all things trending on social media.

“Deflate-gate” continues

The deflated football scandal continues to build pressure for the New England Patriots.

On Thursday morning, Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick denied having prior knowledge or any involvement in deflating game balls during last week’s AFC championship.

He said he first learned of the allegations Monday morning and that he has never discussed football air pressure with a player or coach.

Belichick also deferred further comment on the footballs to his quarterback, Tom Brady, who spoke that afternoon.

When asked, Brady said the NFL had not yet contacted him as part of their investigation.

He also confirmed meeting with his teammates Thursday and referred to the conversation as “very personal.”

Jeff Gordon plans to retire

It’s official, racing icon Jeff Gordon says he plans to retire as a *full-time* NASCAR driver after the 2015 race season.

The 43-year-old Gordon, who is coming off one of his best seasons in years, delivered the news to his race team yesterday morning in Charlotte, North Carolina.

He says while he won’t be a full time driver, he will remain heavily involved as a partner with Hendrick motorsports.

In his 22 years as a NASCAR driver, Gordon has earned four Sprint Cup Championships and is third in all-time victories with 92 wins.

He says he is now focused on taking the number 24 Chevrolet to victory lane before the coming season is over.

Twitter’s new feature

Twitter is making headlines after the social network has announced a new feature for its mobile app users.

Twitter wants you to know what happened “while you were away.”

There will now be a recap of the popular tweets users may have missed added to their timeline and marked with a “while you were away” heading.

Twitter says if you check in on Twitter every now and then, you’ll see the recap more often.

But if you spend a lot of time on Twitter, you’ll see it less. The new feature currently appears for all twitter iOS users.

Twitter says it’ll appear on the Android app and on “soon.”

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