Patriots quarterback Tom Brady does not believe his team deflated the footballs in Sunday’s win over the Colts.
As the league prepares to respond to accusations that the Patriots tampered with the balls, Brady appeared on WEEI and called the charge “ridiculous.”
“I think I’ve heard it all at this point,” Brady said. “That’s the last of my worries. I don’t even respond to stuff like this.”
The accusation seems to be that the Patriots let some air out of some footballs, perhaps to make them easier to grip on a rainy day. If they did do that, Brady wouldn’t necessarily know about it, so his denial doesn’t necessarily mean much. But Brady would probably notice if the footballs he handled on every play felt any different from any other balls on any other day, and he’s adamant that nothing was amiss.