Patriots owner Robert Kraft: 'Upset, ticked off' about Deflategate probe
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he is still upset about the NFL’s investigation into whether his team used under-inflated footballs during the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Kraft has said he expects the league to apologize to his team, especially quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick, if the investigation shows no wrongdoing. He said he was upset and disappointed about the way that the story had been reported.
When the Patriots arrived in Phoenix for the Super Bowl, Belichick and Brady were scheduled to have press conferences, but before they got a chance to speak, Kraft took the stage and proceeded to rip the NFL investigation.
“I was really upset,” Kraft said to the Boston Herald. “I was trying to take the heat off our guys ... it really ticked me off. Jonathan (Kraft, his son and the team’s president) and I were flying out there and chatting about it. I just decided, it was back and forth and back and forth, and I just decided (to say something).”
Both Brady and Belichick have denied any involvement in the scandal. The NFL is expected to complete its investigation in a couple of weeks.
- Scooby Axson