After Bill Belichick’s insistence Thursday morning that he knew nothing about the Patriots’ game balls being deflated in Sunday’s win over the Colts, all eyes are on Tom Brady, who addressed the media in Foxboro shortly after 4 p.m. In the clip above, Brady says he didn’t alter with the game balls and tells his part in the process of getting them ready..
Belichick deflected questions to Brady during his press conference earlier in the day, telling a horde of reporters: “Tom’s personal preferences on his footballs are something he can talk about in much better detail and information than I could possibly provide.”
Belichick also said, “I’ve told you everything I know,” and he had “no explanation” for how the balls became under inflated.
Chris Mortensen was the first to report that the league had found that almost all of the balls used were under inflated in the AFC Championship game.
The Colts were first alerted that the balls were lighter than they should have been when Brady threw his only interception of the game.
It’s still unknown who will be punished for this, if anyone, and the consequences they may face.