“Is there anything conclusive there? No, you don’t have any conclusive evidence,” McNair told SportsRadio 610.
However, he also said that all parties to the investigation—the NFL, the Patriots and Brady—could have handled the process better. McNair said the pivotal point of the process was when Brady and the Patriots failed to cooperate with Ted Wells, the NFL-commissioned investigator.
Brady was suspended four games by the NFL for his alleged role in deflating footballs before the Patriots’ AFC Championship Game appearance in January. The NFL commissioned Wells to investigate the matter, and his report concluded Brady was at least ”generally aware” of the alleged deflation scheme.
The defending Super Bowl champion Patriots open the NFL season on Sept. 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Rohan Nadkarni