Deflategate quotes, then and now
Wearing a large, knit New England Patriots ski cap and a plain grey sweater, Tom Brady tried to appear calm and relaxed while first addressing "Deflategate" during a Jan. 22 press conference. A reporter asked Brady a simple question: "Can you answer right now, is Tom Brady a cheater?"
Brady chuckled a nervous laugh before responding, "I don't believe so."
Fourteen weeks later, attorney Ted Wells released a 243-page report declaring that "it was more probable than not" that the Patriots' quarterback was aware of the balls being deflated by members of the New England equipment staff.
We compared what Brady, coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft first said to the findings in the Wells Report. Drag the slider to the left to see the difference.