Tom Brady on Deflategate: 'I think it just is a lot of wasted energy for me'

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Tom Brady on Deflategate: 'I didn't alter the balls in any way'
Monday January 26th, 2015

In a radio interview Monday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tried to put the Deflategate scandal to rest.

“I’ve said everything I can on the matter to this point,” Brady told WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Show. “I think it just is a lot of wasted energy for me to talk about it more and more and more. The more energy I have for this game coming up, the better I’ll be. I don’t plan on talking about it at all. I want to go out there and I want to play the best game I can possibly play. This [Seahawks] team makes it hard on you to do that because they’ve got one of the best defenses in the NFL, certainly one of the best over the last three years."

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Brady also reiterated several of the points he made during his press conference on Thursday. He said that he picked 24 balls before the AFC Championship Game and couldn't speak to what happened to those balls after he saw them. He also said he never asked a Patriots employee to alter the air pressure of the balls. 

At a press conference Saturday, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick offered a potential explanation for the low air pressure of the footballs. A representative for Wilson, the NFL's football manufacturer, said Belichick's explanation did not make sense.  

- Dan Gartland

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