Tom Brady's father calls Deflategate probe 'conniving'
The father of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady defended his son after New England’s 28-24 Super Bowl XLIX victory over the Seattle Seahawks, upset that the younger Brady’s name and reputation seemed damaged because of the Deflategate controversy.
Tom Brady, Sr. let loose after the game, denouncing the leaks coming out in the ongoing investigation.
"He is all class," Brady Sr. said to ESPN.com about his son. "For people to question his integrity ... "
"The drip, drip, drip way that things have come out," Brady, Sr. said, referencing the leaks during the investigation. "It's a conniving way to do business. ... There was no sting? B.S. They've never gauged footballs at halftime."
The NFL, led by investigator Ted Wells, continues to look into how 11 of 12 footballs the Patriots provided for game use were under-inflated during the first half of the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Brady denied having anything to do with the footballs being under-inflated. Brady completed a Super Bowl record 37 passes for 328 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions against Seattle, earning the game’s MVP honors.
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