Vice President Joe Biden commented on the NFL's investigation of the New England Patriots for allegedly using deflated footballs during the AFC title game against the Indianapolis Colts during an interview on CBS This Morning.
On Wednesday, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that 11 of the 12 footballs used during the championship game were significantly under-inflated.
"Having been a receiver, I like a softer ball," Biden said. "That's all I can tell you."
The Colts started questioning the footballs after linebacker D'Qwell Jackson intercepted Tom Brady in the second quarter and told the team the ball was flat. The Colts then informed the officials about the problem, eventually leading to the league's investigation.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady dismissed the controversy as the "last of my worries," while head coach Bill Belichick said the team will "cooperate fully" the league's investigation.
The Patriots will face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1.
- Paul Palladino