Tom Brady appeared in a press conference Thursday afternoon to address accusations that the New England Patriots cheated in their game against the Colts on Sunday by deflating balls.
Brady steadfastly denied any involvement in the deflating or altering of balls before the game.
“I pick the balls I like and I don’t want anyone else to touch them,” he said.
While he said that he did not know of anyone on his team deflating balls, he said he could not confirm that it did not happened because he was busy preparing himself before the game.
Earlier today, Brady told his teammates in a closed door meeting that he likes his balls “a certain way.”
This came out just hours after Patriots coach Bill Bellichek told the press that they should talk to Brady if they want to know the truth about the scandal.
“I think we all know that quarterbacks, kickers, specialists have certain preferences on footballs. They know a lot more about it than I do. They’re a lot more sensitive to it than I am,” he explained, according to the Daily Mail.
“I hear them comment on it from time to time, but I can tell you and they will tell you that there is never any sympathy whatsoever from me on that subject. Zero,” the coach added. “Tom’s personal preferences on his footballs is something he can talk about in much better detail and information than I can possibly provide.”
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